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The AARP says The findings, published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that:
* A two-ounce daily serving of processed meat (one hot dog or sausage, two slices of bacon, deli meats) was associated with a 51 percent increased risk of diabetes.
* A four-ounce daily serving (the size of deck of cards) of red meat, like steak, hamburger, pork or lamb, was associated with a 20 percent increased risk of diabetes.
* Among those who ate red meat daily, substituting one serving of meat for a serving of whole grains reduced the risk of diabetes by 23 percent; replacing a serving of meats with nuts resulted in a 21 percent lower risk; and choosing a serving of low-fat yogurt or another low-fat dairy protein over red meat daily decreased the risk by 17 percent.
Substituting meat for nuts or fruits and vegetables can have a drastic reduction on the risk of serious disease. Eat what you want but don’t say “Why me?” when you get sick. We all have a choice, make yours carefully.