via LA Times:
Eating red meat — any amount and any type — appears to significantly increase the risk of premature death, according to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 110,000 adults for more than 20 years.
“Any red meat you eat contributes to the risk,” said An Pan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead author of the study, published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Crunching data from thousands of questionnaires that asked people how frequently they ate a variety of foods, the researchers also discovered that replacing red meat with other foods seemed to reduce mortality risk for study participants.
More on the story here [LA Times]
*This is the kind of story that I hate reading. We all pretty much know at this point that meat is horrible for you, but we always thought that in moderation it wasnt so bad. A steak here, some ribs every once in a while, maybe steak and shrimp for a big celebration…. but now there are studies saying that ANY amount of red meat you eat is bad. That is bad. I dont like reading stuff like this and I almost wish that I didn’t.