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Heart Health

23 January 2008

Red meat hurts the heart

People who eat two or more servings of red meat a day are much more likely to develop conditions leading to heart disease and diabetes, US researchers reported on Tuesday.

People who eat two or more servings of red meat a day are much more likely to develop conditions leading to heart disease and diabetes, US researchers reported on Tuesday.

Diet soda also to blame
The study also found that diet soda consumption was linked to these elevated risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, echoing the findings of a study published in July.

"But then we thought about other behaviour patterns," she added in a telephone interview.

Swelling body of evidence
Lots of meat, fried foods and diet soda add up to heart disease, the researchers said, and the conclusions add to a swelling body of evidence linking fast food with unhealthy lifestyles.


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