Food News: Red Meat Increases Mortality

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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that red and processed meat intakes were associated with modest increases in total mortality, cancer mortality, and cardiovascular disease mortality. When comparing the highest with the lowest quintile of white meat intake, there was an inverse association for total mortality and cancer mortality, as well as all other deaths for both men and women.

Rashmi Sinha, PhD; Amanda J. Cross, PhD; Barry I. Graubard, PhD; Michael F. Leitzmann, MD, DrPH; Arthur Schatzkin, MD, DrPH Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(6):562-571 -

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