Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

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Over the last few years eating meat has increasingly been associated with health risks, like heart disease, cancer and an early death. How unhealthy is meat really?

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68 Responses

  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell says:

    The first 1000 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare:
    Thanks to skillshare for supporting this video! And before you ask, yes, there will be a video on veganism.

    • Arthur Suprime says:

      I love your videos and feel like they’re the most reliable source of information since you even say how studies were conducted

    • ILD says:

      Always when I watch your videos, I can’t help but think of how typical german they are. Always politically correct, promoting living how you should and not how you want.

    • Goodest Gaming says:

      I want to know if you like deer hunt and all of that would your chances of heart disease, stroke etc. increase?

  2. The Comproximeter says:

    The famous saying:
    More than enough is bad.

    • Prathyush Singh says:

      It is: ‘ *Excess of Something Is Bad* ‘

    • Pep Sus says:

      @Vladimir Yuvachov We should not use hand sanitiser because it kills bacteria

    • Eating says:

      @Vladimir Yuvachov this is one of the reasons why some people dislike vegetarians. Instead of forcing your beliefs on others, maybe it’s better to just let people eat and do what they want.

    • Vedant Pathare says:

      @Vladimir Yuvachov Eating animals isn’t less effective than eating plants. Both have their own advantages. The thing is, eating shitty stuff like pigs which are a lot unhealthy is the point. If someone eats fish/chicken, its as healthy as eating plants.

      As I said, I do want the environment to be safe. And hence, I dont eat meat every day. But consequences of overpopulation are inevitable.

      Considering someone eating meat as bad, is just an excuse for the bad people who eat plants to feel better. We have killed a lot of stuff and we will continue to do that, that’s how the ecosystem works. You can eat meat if you want, or dont if you dont want. Doesn’t make you good or bad, just human.

  3. theMetal973 says:

    Kurzgesagt: Is meat bad for you?

    Extreme eaters: *Kurzgesagt, I don’t feel so good…*

  4. Artus says:

    In terms of how the animal lived, not just antibiotics make a difference, but wether they were grain fed or not as well

  5. karabo Maredi says:

    “meat will make your life shorter”
    **puts steak on the grill** how short?

  6. Federal Bureau of Investigation says:

    Approximately 47% of people who watched this video said

    “Guess I’ll die”

  7. Multiple Singular says:

    “You had me at meat tornado.”
    Ron Swanson


  8. Timotheseus Acibo says:

    <3 <3
    your videos are always amazing and educating <3

  9. rage boi says:

    That transition from the main video to your animation topics was smoother than 500 thread count Egyptian silk

  10. Fox Bear says:

    7:41 That hot dog aggressively ketchuping himself is kinda creepy ?

  11. PandaxHD says:

    F*CK this food looks good i wanna go get some myself xD

  12. Ojas Tushar says:

    Kurzgesagt: “consumption of red meat can increase the chance of premature death by 29%”
    Me: it’s a win-win situation.

    • Nick Moore says:

      Me: Challenge accepted. *eats moar bacon*

    • easy deism says:

      Egidijus M. I bet your dad used you as football when you were younger.

    • LazyLife IFreak says:

      @Vipul Petkar I think the problem is more systemic, ingrained and ingrown rather than than a choice of emotion. If you want to help the environment, the animals etc, I had a PSA for this instance:
      1) Clean up after yourself you ungodly horror.

      2) Take the bike or the train.

      3) Eat more vegi’s, skip a day of meat.

      4) Get out more, the fresh air is free.

      5) Enjoy the fact we still have a planet to call our own. Respect it and maintain it, we are its custodians.

    • D00M SHR00M says:

      Egidijus M. He said it’s a win win situation, as in, “I can consume the food I love and it will kill me faster”. It’s a joke about wanting to die. It’s called dark humor. If you don’t think it’s funny that’s fine. If you didn’t get it, now you do. But it’s just a joke

  13. Gustav Schnitzel says:

    I only now realized that every time Kurzgesagt makes a statement in the video, the source is shown in the right corner. Nice.

    • hi says:


    • Darknecro q says:

      That’s why I love this channel. They do their research, the animation is beautiful and the narrator just sounds good.

    • Gustav Schnitzel says:

      @ILD You mean: typical quality ?

    • Piozen says:

      imagine if it was obligatory to put sources each time a sensationalist wanted to make statements, the world would be much better.

    • sub4rctic says:

      You still need to be careful and verify whether the sources actually agree with what is being claimed. For example, in this very video, at 4:18 The narrator says, “large-scale meta-analysis studies have shown that eating 100 grams of red meat every day
      increases the risk of diabetes by 19%, of strokes by 11% and of colorectal cancer by 17%.” But that is not what the cited source says.
      The source says that the consumption is *associated* with an increased risk.
      This might not seem like a meaningful difference in word choice, but when it comes to stats and studies, there really is a huge difference between saying “x increases y” (which implies a direct causal connection from x to y) and saying “x is *associated* with y” which only speaks to correlation, not to causation. Sensationalist headlines and bad policy can result from not observing the difference between the two very different statements.

  14. Raymond89 says:

    I beat my meat daily. Gotta be good for my health.

  15. TeeSoar says:

    This is basically a 60fps and less cringer version of the Infographics Show. I love it.

  16. Blizzard HQ says:

    Can we just all acknowledge how lovely the narrators voice is?

  17. Roberto Da Cruz says:

    I was immensely impressed with the way the stats were presented and explained in this video… most people trust stats that they are presented with without questioning how they were derived which makes a big difference to whether that value is a true representation of what it’s trying to portray.

  18. Dank Mememan says:

    Give us easily accecible insect protein already!

  19. Ghost Gintoki says:

    I unintentionally smiled thinking “yeeees” at “We will talk about that in another video” at 3:22

  20. Veyvovv Sapkota says:

    Oh- A new video about meat?
    Guess, I’ll watch it enjoying the Steak…..

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