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More Evidence That Limiting Red and Processed Meat May Be Good for Your Heart

September 24, 2021

From the Everyday Health website

Cutting back on red meat in your diet may maintain healthy blood flow to your heart. A review published in July 2021 in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition found that the risk of developing ischemic heart disease rises 9 percent with every additional 50 grams (g), or 1.8 ounces (oz), of red meat people eat each day, and the risk climbs 18 percent with each extra 50 g of processed meat.

Researchers examined data pooled from 13 previously published studies that had a total of more than 1.4 million participants without heart disease, including more than 32,000 people who later went on to develop ischemic heart disease.

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