Is Red Meat Hazardous to Your Health?

Dr. Marc Gillinov discusses the association between red meat and poor health.
0:48 | 03/12/12

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We do have studies that. Suggest an association between their eating red meat and developing cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Probably within the category of red meat processed. Red meat. Is the most dangerous to your health because it's very high in sodium and contains preservatives and nitrates. These studies -- show an association. Between red meat and bad health outcomes they do not prove causality. And I think that red meat in moderation. May be a single serving once or twice a week. It's probably mine and that the person who has red meat occasionally is not increasing his or her risk of heart disease cancer.

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