Unprocessed and processed red meat intake positively associated with Type 2 diabetes risk
Source: Harvard Medical School, National Public Radio health blog
A recent study found that after adjusting for age, BMI, and other factors, the consumption of unprocessed and processed red meat was positively associated with Type 2 diabetes risk. Processed meat included hot dogs, deli meat and bacon. The authors estimate that participants could lower their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 16-35% if they substituted one serving of red meat per day with nuts, low-fat dairy, or whole grains.