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Diabetes

11 August 2011

Red meat increases diabetes risk

Eating red meat - especially processed products such as hot dogs - increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study warns.

Eating red meat - especially processed products such as hot dogs - increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study warns. It also found that you can significantly lower your diabetes risk by replacing red meat with healthier proteins, such as nuts, whole grains or low-fat dairy products.

After adjusting for lifestyle and dietary risk factors, the researchers determined that a daily 100g serving (about the size of a deck of cards) of unprocessed red meat was associated with a 19% increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

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