Eating Meat Increases Risk of Diabetes

Increasingly, it is recognized that a plant-based diet has many advantages to meat consumption. A new study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, examined the relationship of eating meat with type 2 diabetes. The conclusions, arising from over 63,000 older adults over 11 years, showed that eating red meat and poultry increased the risk of diabetes, although fish and shellfish do not pose the same risk. It is believed that it is the heme iron content in these meats that are the culprit behind this.

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