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Processed and Unprocessed Red Meats Linked to Death from Chronic Disease

Intake of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in nine different chronic diseases, in part due to heme iron and nitrate or nitrite, according to a study published in BMJ.

Red Meat Linked to Earlier Onset of Puberty

Red meat intake during childhood leads to earlier onset of puberty in adolescent girls, according to a study published online in the Journal of Nutrition.

Plant Protein Better for Glycemic Control

Replacing meat with plant protein improves glycemic control in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Various components found in red and processed meat products increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.

Iron in Meat Linked to Heart Disease

Iron in meat increases heart disease risk

Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes

Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, according to an article published this week in the journal Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee evaluated studies that examined different levels and types of meat consumption and the risk for developing diabetes. Meat-eaters had significantly higher risk of developing diabetes, compared with people who avoided meat. Meat’s effect on diabetes risk appears to be due to its content of saturated fat and heme iron, among other factors.

Red and Processed Meat Endangers Health

Red and processed meat products increase women's disease risk, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Animal Products Linked to Cancer

Consumption of meat and other animal products is strongly linked to several types of cancer, according to an article published in the journal Nutrients.

Many Ways Meat Causes Colon Cancer

Reasons for meat products leading to colorectal cancer are wide-ranging, according to a new review in the journal Nutrition Research.

Western Diets Bring Alzheimer's to Developing Countries

An increase in animal fat consumption in developing countries is associated with more Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Red Meat Not a Healthful Iron Source for Infants

Feeding infants red meat is unnecessary and possibly harmful, according to a new paper by Ulka Agarwal, M.D., director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Diabetes risk increases with higher intake of total protein and animal protein, according to a new study in this month's issue of Diabetes Care.