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What increasing or decreasing meat does to you over time

Most of us know that eating red meat is not very good for you. Think: An increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and premature mortality. And adding in processed red meat like bacon, hot dogs, and sausages gets you even more: Increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and hypertension.  So it make sense that increasing or decreasing one's meat consumption would have an impact over time, the specifics of which are exactly what a team of researchers from the United States and China set out to determine. The twist here is that they wanted to figure out the risks independent of initial red meat intake, and specifically, the risk of mortality.  Read more....

 

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