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Red and processed meat may lead to an early death


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Consuming high amounts of red meat and processed meat may shorten lifespan.

More than 3.5 servings a week for eight years was associated with 10% higher risk of death.

Recommended to limit red and processed meat and replace them with plant-based food.

Observed eating habits of 54,000 women and 28,000 men over eight years.

Study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, published in the British Medical Journal.

Shift to a Mediterranean-style diet and limit red and processed meat

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Frank B. Hu

Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Medicine at Harvard University.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Kevin McConway

Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at The Open University


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