Red Meat Raises Diabetes Risk

Hot Dog and Bacon Lovers Beware




A study by the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, shows that men are at greater risk than women for Type 2 diabetes, because they tend to develop it at a lower body mass index. Furthermore, red meat, a favorite food among many men, is a suspected risk agent.

Harvard School of Public Health researchers have found a strong association between the regular consumption of red meat—particularly processed options like bacon and hot dogs—and a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their study notes that replacing red meat with healthier proteins, such as low-fat dairy, nuts or whole grains, can significantly lower the risk.

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