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Excessive red meat intake raises alarm for type 2 diabetes development

Prioritize plant-based proteins, lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes


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Harvard researchers found that consuming just two servings of red meat per week could increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

The study analysed data from over 216,000 participants for up to 36 years, revealing a strong link between red meat intake and Type 2 diabetes.

Individuals who consumed the most red meat had a 62% higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to those who ate the least.

Replacing red meat with plant-based protein sources like nuts and legumes could significantly lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Substituting red meat with nuts and legumes was associated with a 30% lower risk, while dairy products showed a 22% lower risk.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest limiting red meat intake to one serving per week for optimal health.

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Excessive red meat intake raises alarm for type 2 diabetes development