Will Eating Red Meat Kill You?

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?

Link (Image: T-Bone Steak Plush - apparently the only safe form of meat)

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Don't worry, there will be a new "research study" (I put it in quotes because I take all these "studies" with a grain of salt) tomorrow that will say that there is some special enzyme/amino acid in Red Meat that fights "X" Disease and doesn't actually increase risk of dying early. And then next week Red Meat might burn down your house. And then the week after that Red Meat will do your taxes.
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