Eating red meat linked to diabetes

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:44pm

Eating processed and red meat increases the risk for Type-2 Diabetes according to a new study by Harvard researchers.

The study looked at medical records from more than 200,000 men and women who were followed for at least ten years.

They found eating a two ounce serving of processed meat every day increased the risk for diabetes 50%. A four ounce serving of red meat, also raised the risk.

Researchers say the high sodium and nitrate content in meat might be behind the increased risk.

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