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Red meat: does it cause heart disease and cancer?

The original statement from WHO/IARC:

“Carcinogenity of consumption of red and processed meat”
The Lancet
IARC (WHO) committee

Some challenges to this view:

A False Alarm on Red Meat and Cancer”
The Financial Times (2015)
Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University.

Mistaken Advice on Red Meat and Cancer
Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Benjamin Djulbegovic, Associate Dean, College of Internal Medicine; Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences; Distinguished Professor, Clinical and Translational Institute, Director, Evidence-based Medicine Research Group, University of South Florida.

Know Your Risks, but Meat Still Isn’t the Enemy”
The New York Times (2015)
Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS is a Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Meat Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, W.H.O. Report Finds”
The New York Times (2015)
Anahad O’Connor, reporter.

“Research Gaps in Evaluating the Relationship of Meat and Health”
David M. Klurfeld, USDA Research Scientist and IARC committee member on red meat and cancer