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Meat consumption contributing as much as sugar to global obesity

(University of Adelaide) [R]esearchers from the University of Adelaide … say meat in the modern diet offers surplus energy, and is contributing to the prevalence of global obesity…
"There is a dogma that fats and carbohydrates, especially fats, are the major factors contributing to obesity," [researcher Wenpeng] You says.
"Whether we like it or not, fats and carbohydrates in modern diets are supplying enough energy to meet our daily needs. Because meat protein is digested later than fats and carbohydrates, this makes the energy we receive from protein a surplus, which is then converted and stored as fat in the human body."
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