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Mail Online posted in its Health Newsletter, a study indicating eating processed meats and red meats increases early mortality. They said: ‘The study calculates that lives would be saved if people replaced red meat with healthy protein sources such as fish, poultry, nuts and legumes and we would like to see more people replacing red meat with these type of foods.’ They also said eating 2 rashers of bacon a day increases your chance of death by 20%. I used to love bacon but not enough to raise my mortality rate by 20%. The data of this study was from 120,000 men & woman analyzed for a 30 year period by Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Cutting red meat out altogether led to significantly better results. Replacing one serving of red meat with fish reduced mortality by 7%. More and more studies are being done that prove reducing meat increases both life span and health. Furthermore increasing plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts additionally will increase health and life span.