As Latinos, our dinner tables are no strangers to healthy portions of meat. But we may want to consider the frequency at which we consume them. According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, eating more red meat is associated with a sharp increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease.
Even after controlling for the fact that some people who ate more red meat were less physically active and had a higher body mass index, researchers still found that each daily increase of three ounces (roughly the size of a deck of cards) of red meat was associated with a 12 percent greater risk of dying.
Bacon lovers: the news gets even worse. The increased risks linked to processed meats such as bacon were even greater at 20 percent. Maybe you can’t go cold turkey, but if you regularly swap some of your meat with it, you may just enjoy a longer life.
Read more at The New York Times.