May 23, 2010

Some Red Meat Okay To Eat According to New Study–It’s The Processed Meat That’s Bad

Posted in Heart Disease in the News, Heart disease tips, New Heart Studies, Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 8:30 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

A new study has shown that unprocessed, red meat does not in fact increase the risk of heart disease.  Instead any processed meat significantly increased the risk of heart problems.  The processed meats were defined as “any meat preserved by smoking, curing, or salting, such as sausages, bacon, and salami.”  The theory which they feel explains this variation in risk is that processed meats contain much more sodium and preservatives than unprocessed red meat.  Essentially we are finding more evidence of how bad salt can be when used in excess!

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