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Study Shows Red Meat Is Bad For Your Health

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By Dr. Brian McDonough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We’ve known for quite some time that eating red meat is probably not that good for you. Well, it probably is as bad as you thought.

That’s according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. It’s a study which looked at lots of people: 37,698 men followed for 22 years and over 83,000 women followed for 28 years.

What they found is there was an increase risk of cardio vascular disease and cancer.

Here’s what’s really interesting: people who ate red meat are more likely to drink alcohol and exercise less. Those who substituted poultry or fish actually did much better.

So when you look at the overall study, you have to understand it isn’t just eating the red meat. There are other factors you can’t pull out of the study. It’s important to look at the total picture.

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