Too much processed meat 'leads to early death'

A major study has shown that diets full of pies, sausages, and ready meals can lead to an early death.

Half a million people took part in the research that found links between processed meat and heart disease and cancer.

Research found links between processed meat and heart disease and cancer Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Because of this, people who eat a lot of processed meat products, have a significantly greater chance of dying prematurely than those consuming low amounts.

The survey found that rates of premature death rose with the quantity of processed meat eaten.

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Processed meat 'early death'

A major study has shown that diets full of pies, sausages, and ready meals can lead to an early death. Half a million people took part in the research that found links between processed meat and heart disease and cancer.