If you love a good steak dinner or frequent fast-food hamburger restaurants, a new study may give you pause.
The study published online in the March 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine shows Harvard researchers found eating red meat every day appears to increase a person’s chances of dying from a chronic disease by 12 percent.
The researchers analyzed data from two dietary studies that tracked nearly 37,700 men and 83,600 women for 28 years. They found overall that there were 23,900 deaths, including 5,900 from heart disease and nearly 9,500 from cancer. When the researchers looked closely at dietary habits, red meat took the cake when it came to raising death risk.