Houston (ChatterShmatter) – If a new study has taught us anything this week, it is that less red meat and processed meat in your diet can lead to a longer and healthier life.
The new study this week put red meat and processed meat under the spotlight, showing the negative impact that they can have on our health.
The study looked at over 500,000 people and was led by Rashmi Sinha of the National Cancer Institute.
As part of this diet and health study, they looked at eating habits of these people who ranged in age from 50 to 70 over a decade.
They then broke them down into groups, with the highest group consuming far more red meat than they should.
This group consumed nearly .25 lbs of ground beef every single day.
Researchers found a direct link between consuming too much red meat and processed meat, and an increased risk of early death.
Eating too much red meat was found to increase the risk of death by over 30%, while too much processed meat revealed a similar result.
This shows that to live longer, cutting red meat may be the way to go.
The study has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.