Boston (ChatterShmatter) – Researchers have found that eating too much red meat and processed meat can lead to premature death, shortening the life span of people.
Researchers were led by Rashmi Sinha in this U.S. National Cancer Institute study.
They focused their work on a group of a half-million people over a 10-year period.
What they wanted to see was if red meat had any impact on the lifespan of people, and what they found was startling.
Men who consumed the highest amounts of red meat were around 35% more likely to face premature death.
For women, the number was nearly as high at just under the 35%.
The risk was upped for eating too much processed meat as well, as the premature death risk increased by 16% in men and 25% in women.
The causes of death were not simple either, as they varied from cancer, to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc.
Over the course of the study, 71,000 people died.
The study has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.