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Are there natural hormones in grassfed meat?

Commented on December 06, 2013
Created December 05, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Conventional meat has an excess of hormones, right? So does that mean that natural meat contains hormones to? Do the levels in natural grass-fed meat not affect us as much cause they aren't excessive? I just want to know how hormones in meats work and effect us.

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There are hormones in meat, but when you consider hormone concentrations in our own bodies, meat has an order of magnitude less. Even "doped" meat has less hormones than we humans naturally do. (There was an AHS talk on this in 2012, but it was never posted to the web as far as I know.)

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on December 05, 2013
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In the U.S. hormones are illegal in veal, pigs and poultry, but legal in mature cattle and sheep. Hormones do occur naturally in meat, and concentrations are larger in animals given hormones than those which are not, but both kinds of meat will contain it in comparable amounts. See here: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/productsafetyinformation/ucm055436.htm

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 06, 2013
at 02:03 PM

There are hormones in meat, but when you consider hormone concentrations in our own bodies, meat has an order of magnitude less. Even "doped" meat has less hormones than we humans naturally do. (There was an AHS talk on this in 2012, but it was never posted to the web as far as I know.)

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on December 05, 2013
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Feedlot fattened beef are fed hormones to make them grow faster and gain weight so they can make more money. Therefore you are getting those hormones, which are not natural. The argument is wether the additives pass through to the consumer, not sure if this is a settled argument, but the FDA and other bought and paid for institutions will tell you it is perfectly safe. I err on the side of GF beef.

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