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Red meat risks

(WFLX)- Eating red meat is associated with a significantly increased risk of death.

A new study published in the archives of Internal Medicine looked at the dietary habits of more than one hundred thousand men and women. They were followed for nearly thirty years.

Researchers found those who ate one serving of red meat each day had a twelve percent increased risk of death -- the risk was higher for those who ate mostly processed red meat like bacon, sausage and hot dogs.

However, experts say swapping one serving of red meat for fish, poultry, nuts or low-fat dairy can lower that risk.

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