The findings appear in Monday's Archives of Internal Medicine.
Over 10 years, eating the equivalent of a quarter-pound hamburger daily gave men in the study a 22 percent higher risk of dying of cancer and a 27 percent higher risk of dying of heart disease. That's compared to those who ate the least red meat, just 5 ounces per week.
A recently published study in the Archives of Internal Medicine confirmed what an increasing number of studies show.
Individuals who eat a diet high in animal fats like hamburger and processed meats like cold cuts, hot dogs and bacon have a greater risk of heart attack. It is not rocket science to suggest that if one eats a large amount of cholesterol-the body cannot rid itself of all of that fat. As a person who grew up in the midwest on meat and potatoes- I understand that this information may not be welcome news. However, I think despite what the powerful meat industry tells us, the writing is on the wall. Eat meat in moderation and ones chance of living longer is increased.
Here are some exerpts from the study
Women who ate large amounts of red meat had a 20 percent higher risk of dying of cancer and a 50 percent higher risk of dying of heart disease than women who ate less.
For processed meats, the increased risks for large quantities were slightly lower overall than for red meat. The researchers compared deaths in the people with the highest intakes to deaths in people with the lowest to calculate the increased risk.
People whose diets contained more white meat like chicken and fish had lower risks of death.
The researchers surveyed more than 545,000 people, ages 50 to 71 years old, on their eating habits, then followed them for 10 years. There were more than 70,000 deaths during that time.
So put down the steak and grab yourself a chicken breast or fresh water salmon. Your heart will thank you later