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Reduce Red Meat in Your Diet to Increase Longevity

By Matt McMillen , ,

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Keep red meat consumption in check, and you may live longer. After tracking the eating habits of 81,469 adults for eight years, researchers linked a half serving increase of red meat daily with a 10 percent higher risk for early death. Bacon, sausage, and other processed meats were associated with a 13 percent greater risk. It remains unclear whether red meat directly caused the rise, but this is more evidence that limiting it may benefit your health. In fact, the study found that healthier protein sources, such as poultry, eggs, and seafood, may help you live longer. Eat fish regularly, for example, and your risk for an early death could drop by 17 percent.
Source: BMJ, published online June 12, 2019



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