According to this article scientists have produced new evidence that suggests eating lots of red meat can damage your health. The US study was featured in the Archives of Internal Medicine and was based upon more than 500,000 people. The risk is greatest with people who consume a large amount of red or processed meat over a ten year period. People whose diet contained the highest proportion of red and processed meat had a higher overall death risk as well as a higher risk of cancer and a higher risk of heart disease. People eating the most meat were eating about 160g of red or processed meat per day. In contrast those people who have a higher consumption of white meat have a slightly reduced risk of death over the same period as well as a lower risk of fatal cancer or heart disease. The message here is clear, we can eat steak but perhaps not everyday.
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