According to researchers at Harvard Medical School, a diet high in red meat can shorten life expectancy.

(Simply by adding an extra portion of unprocessed red meat to someone’s daily diet would increase the risk of death by 13%, of fatal cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer mortality by 10%. The figures for processed meat were even higher at 20% for overall mortality, 21% for death from heart problems and 16% for cancer mortality. The researchers concluded that saturated fat from red meat may be behind the increased heart risk and the sodium used in processed meats may “increase cardiovascular disease risk through its effect on blood pressure”.  So, you might want to reconsider what you’re having for Sunday lunch today.  Nut cutlet anyone?)