Heart Health

heart_health_scan_blog_May09.jpg Meat lovers beware. Recent studies show negative affects of regular meat consumption and heart disease. There has long been debate about the long term affects of meat consumption, but for many people not eating meat is quite the difficult feat regardless of it's side effects. Physicians recommend that people only eat 1 hamburger a week or rather a few pieces of meat/steak every couple of days. According to the New York Times, "The study found that, other things being equal, the men and women who consumed the most red and processed meat were likely to die sooner, especially from one of our two leading killers, heart disease and cancer, than people who consumed much smaller amounts of these foods. But the number of excess deaths that could be attributed to high meat consumption is quite large given the size of the American population." It seems as though we can now add meat-lovers to the high risk candidates that are recommended to have yearly heart scans to check up on their heart and artery health.
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