GEORGE CHRISTAKIS, M.D., M.P.H.; REVA T. FRANKLE, M.S., R.D.
The beef shortage and spiraling beef prices of late 1973 may have been seen as a threat by consumers, but, if they were a threat, it was not as much to health as to the great American myth that beef is the bulwark of our national health, strength, and virility. Meats such as beef, pork, veal, and poultry are providing 45% of the protein, 40% of the niacin, and 35% of the iron in our diets. We tend to forget that fish, shellfish, dairy products (such as cheese, skim milk, eggs), beans, peas, cereals, and peanut butter have protein values
CHRISTAKIS G, FRANKLE RT. Expensive Beef: A Blessing in Disguise?. Ann Intern Med. ;80:547–549. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-547
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(4):547-549.
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