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Eat Less Red Meat to Cut Diabetes Risk

Reducing red meat consumption by 1/2 serving daily reduces risk of diabetes.

Increasing the intake of red meat by more than one-half serving daily during a 4 year period was associated with a 48% increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes (P<0.001) compared to those who made no change. This study involved more than 150,000 participants. Reducing red meat intake by the same amount lowered risk by 14%, but this benefit took about 14 years to be detected.

PositiveTip: Cut back on red meat consumption to reduce long-term risk of type 2 diabetes.