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A new study concerning red meat

This new study may be hard to swallow, but Harvard researchers tracked more than 120 thousand men and women for nearly 30 years, and found that a daily diet of red meat can boost your risk of dying young by up to 20-percent.

Specifically, they found that just a small serving of unprocessed red meat daily, like hamburger and roast beef, resulted in a 13-percent higher risk of premature death from heart disease and cancer.  If the meat was processed, like in a hot dog or slices of bacon, the risk jumped to 20-percent.

Here's what's encouraging.  Researchers say it's okay to enjoy red meat sometimes as long as you bring in substitutes for other meals like fish, chicken, and nuts. That variety can dramatically reduce your risk and help you live longer.

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