How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak?

  • Published 30 September 2019

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for people who enjoy meat. Their conclusions were swiftly attacked by a… Read at AP News