Red meat should be eaten sparingly

A US study states that it is good to pass on that red meat as consuming red meat leads to people dying earlier as compared to those who eat burgers and hot dogs sparingly.

To conclude this, for many decades, about 100,000 people were assessed for their eating red meat.

It was stated that over a span of about 20 years, the chances of dying was more in people who ate red meat, whether it was processed or unprocessed.

Frank Hu at the Harvard School of Public Health and one of the study leaders said, "Red meat and especially processed red meat contains a lot of compounds and chemicals that have been linked to chronic disease risk."

The reason for people consuming red meat and dying early is that plaque build-up takes place in arteries due to red meat as it is high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Carcinogens are produced when red meat is cooked and this also led to greater chances of developing kidney cancer.

The current report states the chance of dying early increases with the more amount of red meat being consumed.