from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
I like red meat, so this story does not make me happy. Nonetheless, it deserves our attention. Researchers from Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health report two key conclusions from their study on eating red meat. First, eating just two servings of red meat per week may increase risk of type 2 diabetes. Second, replacing red meat with plant-based protein, such as nuts and legumes, may reduce risk of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing in this country and diabetes is a major risk for heart and kidney disease, cancer and dementia. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzed data from more than two hundred thousand participants and updated by questionnaires every two to four years.