Scientists have detected a link between the amount of meat a person consumes and an increased risk of premature death, according to a research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Those who get their share of protein more from animal foods (red or processed meat) than a plant-based diet have a higher risk of dying from a chronic disease.
The new research looked at data from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study which examined 2,641 Finnish men aged between 42 and 60 during 1984 and 1989.
The study followed up on the men after 20 years and discovered that 1,225 of them, who got the majority of their protein from meat, had died.
However, the study noted that men who got their protein via eggs, fish, or dairy avoided the risk.