Posted on September 13, 2011
You may want to cut back on the red meat, especially processed meats, reports the Harvard School of Public Health in this press release. A high intake of red meat is not only associated with higher cholesterol levels and heart disease, but also type 2 diabetes.
“Our study clearly shows that eating both unprocessed and processed red meat—particularly processed—is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.”
– An Pan, research fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition
“Clearly, the results from this study have huge public health implications given the rising type 2 diabetes epidemic and increasing consumption of red meats worldwide. The good news is that such troubling risk factors can be offset by swapping red meat for a healthier protein.”
– Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health
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