Study links red meat with increased risk of death

March 12, 2012 7:14:23 PM PDT
A new study shows people who eat red meat are increasing their chances of dying.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health looked at the diets of 100,000 Americans over 20 years. The results: a daily serving of unprocessed red meat meant a 13 percent increase in mortality risk.

A daily serving of processed meat - such as bacon or hotdogs - was associated with a 20 percent increased risk of death.

The study could not conclude red meat consumption caused the increased risk of death but showed there is a link.

The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.