Higher diabetes risk seen with increased red meat intake

06/18/2013 | Bloomberg

Data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the Nurses' Health Study and the Nurses' Health Study II showed people who ate an additional half a serving of red meat daily for four years had a 48% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the following four years. Conversely, cutting back on red meat consumption by more than half a serving per day helped reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%, the study in JAMA Internal Medicine found.

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