Study: Red Meat Boosts Risks for Heart Disease, Cancer
A new study may be hard to swallow. It says eating red meat can boost your risk of dying young by up to 20-percent.
Harvard University researchers tracked more than 120-thousand men and women for more than two decades.
They found that eating a small serving of unprocessed red meat daily, like hamburgers and roast beef, resulted in a 13-percent higher risk of premature death from heart disease and cancer.
If the meat was processed, like in a hot dog or slices of bacon, the risk jumped to 20-percent.
The study suggests that substituting red meat with foods like fish, poultry, nuts and beans may help people live longer.