Originally Posted by voice
Sorry I should have been more clear. Basically when I post on these forums it's easier to make generalisations than to go into detail because (whilst this is extremely rude) 80% of the people on the news section are stupid.
Chicken isn't the only good meat but it is a good one. I'm not going to pretend I'm some food expert, but from what I understand chicken is high in protein and fairly low in fat, like most white meats. Red meats tend to be more high in fat and less in protein. This is still, of course, a generalisation. This is what I understand from my limited food knowledge and so far it's served me well.
Correct, Chicken is higher in protein but doesn't have much if any in the way of carbs and fat (talking about skinless here). You're also right about red meat usually containing a decent amount of fat, depending on the cut. Aside from being maybe a little higher in calories I don't know why people would ever want to shy away from it.
Bottom line: this study is idiotic, if you don't want to be fat or super skinny, eat a well balanced diet (usually a 40:40:20 P:C:F ratio) and don't overeat if you want to lost wait. Eat more if you're skinny, maybe hit the gym, that sort of thing, you can't gain muscle without gaining some fat (after a certain point).