Meat Heavy Diet a Health Risk for Men
And the risk was about 30 percent higher in those who consumed the most iron from meat, the most benzo[a]pyrene (found in grilled or barbecued meat), or the most nitrates or nitrites (which are added to processed meats).
What to do: Eat as little red and processed meats as possible. Other studies suggest that they also raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes. And they damage the environment (see cover story, June 2009). Am J. Epidemiol. 770; 1165, 2009.
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