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The Real Cost of Red Meat. June 26, 2009

Filed under: Food,Health,News and Blogs — Annette @ 10:11 am

“Eating Meat May Increase Risk of Early Death, Study Finds,” ran the headline in The New York Times in March. “Dying for some red meat? You may be,” quipped the Los Angeles Times.

The big news came from a study that tracked more than half a million Americans aged 50 to 71 for 10 years. Those who reported eating the most red meat were roughly 30 percent more likely to die – mostly of cancer or heart disease – than those who reported eating the least.

“You don’t have to be vegetarian to be healthy,” says Walter Willett, chair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. “If you go from eating meat twice a day to once a week, you can eliminate most of the risk.”

Here’s the evidence that red meat is hazardous to your health.,2725,494-943620,00.html


3 Responses to “The Real Cost of Red Meat.”

  1. Lyndell Says:

    It’s something when you realize that ground beef can be one fifth fat. I recall one purchase, $2 was just fat. Then just think how big a block of that much fat that would be. Hard to get affordable lean beef at the grocery store. I did find $1/lb frozen ground turkey at Walmart.

    Yay! My tuna is safe, though it has it’s critics.

  2. Annette Says:

    If you don’t mind the mercury, or its coming from China.

  3. brightonpixie Says:

    I no longer eat meat and soon to give up fish too….I feel great about it!

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