Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you turn to red meat as your main source of protein, you could be shortening your life, a new study suggests.

People who get more of their protein from plant sources have an overall lower risk of dying early than those who consume a lot of animal protein, the researchers said.

However, not all animal proteins carry the same level of risk, said lead researcher Dr. Mingyang Song. He is a nutrition research fellow with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

And many of the red meat eaters also had unhealthy habits such as drinking and smoking, the researchers said.

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