Red meat consumption tied to shorter life span

03/24/2009 | Yahoo!

A U.S. National Cancer Institute study found men and women who ate the highest amount of red meat had an increased risk of dying from any cause -- 31% and 36%, respectively -- compared with people who ate the least amount of red meat. Researchers also found that 11% of men's lives and 16% of women's lives could be saved by reducing meat consumption to the amount eaten by the bottom 20% in the study.

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