Friday, 16 March 2012

Further evidence of the harmful effects of red meat

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A new report, Red Meat Consumption and Mortality (published in the Archives of Internal Medicine) has just been published. The study collected data over 28 years, based on 121,342 men and women. It concluded: 
"Red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, CVD, and cancer mortality. Substitution of other healthy protein sources for red meat is associated with a lower mortality risk." 
The report has been covered in many places (e.g. The Guardian) and backs up what we've seen in study after study over the years. The World Cancer Research Fund recommend: "Animal foods - limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat" and "Eat mostly foods of plant origin".

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