Eat Lots of Red Meat, Die Sooner

CNN reports:

Using data from two long-running studies of health professionals, researchers tracked the diets of more than 121,000 middle-aged men and women for up to 28 years. Roughly 20% of the participants died during that period.

On average, each additional serving of red meat the participants ate per day was associated with a 13% higher risk of dying during the study. Processed red meat products — such as hot dogs, bacon, and salami — appeared to be even more dangerous: Each additional daily serving was associated with a 20% higher risk of dying.

 Everybody knows meat isn’t good for you, but the mortality figures captured by this data are nevertheless striking. Red meat seems more like tobacco every day. (Thanks, Steve.) Link.