Review: Red meat intake raises heart disease, cancer death risks

03/13/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An analysis in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that for each additional 3 ounces of red meat consumed daily, risk of cardiovascular disease death was 16% higher, and risk of death from cancer was 10% higher. Researchers controlled for lifestyle and health variables such as BMI and smoking status. Researchers also found that eating processed meat increases the risk of overall mortality by 20%.

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