Red meat links to heart disease

A chemical found in red meat helps explain why eating too much steak, mince and bacon is bad for the heart, say US scientists. A study in the journal Nature Medicine¬†showed that carnitine in red meat was broken down by bacteria in the gut. This kicked off a chain of events that resulted in higher … Read more

Processed meat links to early death

Sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats appear to increase the risk of dying young, a study of half a million people across Europe suggests. It concluded diets high in processed meats were linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer and early deaths. The researchers,¬†writing in the journal BMC Medicine, said salt and chemicals used to preserve … Read more