In the wake of the horsemeat scandal, new research has revealed a link between eating too much processed meat and premature death.
- It said that over a typical follow up time of 12.7 years, the risk of dying from any cause was 44 per cent greater for high processed meat consumers
- High processed meat consumption led to a 72 percent increased risk of dying from heart disease, and an 11 per cent increased risk of dying from cancer
The research defined a 'high consumption of processed meat' as 160 or more grams per day.
In general it found that diets high in processed meat were linked to unhealthy lifestyles, with men and women who ate the most processed meat more likely to smoke.
Men who ate a lot of meat also tended to have high level of alcohol consumption.
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