Red Meat May Increase Risk of Death

A new study may be hard to swallow.

It says eating red meat can boost your risk of dying young by up to 20-percent.

Harvard University researchers tracked more than 120 thousand men and women for more than two decades.

They found that eating a small serving of unprocessed red meat daily, like hamburgers and roast beef, resulted in a 13 percent higher risk of premature death from heart disease and cancer.

If the meat was processed, like in a hot dog or slices of bacon, the risk jumped to 20 percent.

The study suggests that substituting red meat with foods like fish, poultry, nuts and beans may help people live longer.

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