The Health File – Fresh warning on red meat health risks or NOT

March 13, 2012 at 3:32 am Leave a comment

The Harvard Medical School recently issued a new study confirming the EVIL of red meat.

A diet high in red meat can shorten life expectancy, according to researchers at The study of more than 120,000 people suggested that red meat increased the risk of death from cancer and heart problems more than previously thought. Substituting red meat with fish, chicken or nuts lowered the risks, the authors said.


But before you give up your streak, please note the following from

Lean red meat (beef, pork and lamb) can play an important part in a healthy balanced diet. It contains a wide variety of essential nutrients. This includes protein, key minerals, particularly iron and zinc, and B vitamins, including vitamin B12, which is not found naturally in green plants and conventional vegetables. Many of the nutrients found in red meat are known to be in short supply in the diets of some people.


As granny said – moderation in anything!

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