Thinking of eating a burger today? Keep this in mind: according to new research study, eating red meat - any amount and any type - increases your risk of dying early:
For instance, adding just one 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat — picture a piece of steak no bigger than a deck of cards — to one's daily diet was associated with a 13% greater chance of dying during the course of the study.
Even worse, adding an extra daily serving of processed red meat, such as a hot dog or two slices of bacon, was linked to a 20% higher risk of death during the study.
On the other hand, eating white meat like chicken or pork is linked with reduction in the risk of premature death:
Eating a serving of nuts instead of beef or pork was associated with a 19% lower risk of dying during the study. The team said choosing poultry or whole grains as a substitute was linked with a 14% reduction in mortality risk; low-fat dairy or legumes, 10%; and fish, 7%.
But can you stop eating delicious oh so delicious red meat?