POSTED: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:53pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:11pm
Eating red meat is associated with a significantly increased risk of death.
A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at the dietary habits of more than 100,000 men and women. They were followed for nearly thirty years.
Harvard researchers found those who ate one serving of red meat each day had a 12 percent increased risk of death -- the risk was higher for those who ate mostly processed red meat like bacon, sausage and hot dogs.
However, experts say swapping one serving of red meat for fish, poultry, nuts or low-fat dairy can lower that risk.