A team of researchers led by An Pan at the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston found that increased consumption of unprocessed red meat by one serving daily will increase risk of dying from heart disease by 18% and cancer by 10%; One serving extra daily of processed meat like beef hot dogs and beef bacon will raise the risk of dying by 21% from heart disease and 16% from cancer. The study included 37,698 men from the Heath Professional Follow-up Study and 83,644 women in the Nurses’ Health Study. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Although red meat is important in balanced diet, overeating of red meat will lead to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancers according to existing studies. Accuracy of the study is doubted by many, so does the tastiness of red meat.
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