The Dangers of Red Meat & Pink Slime [Infographic]

    March 29, 2012

Its pretty well known that red meat is bad for you. But with “pink slime” making headlines lately, people are more aware of the dangers and pitfalls of red meat more than ever. Even though a lot of major corporations have agreed to do away with pink slime, it is still around in things like school lunches and dog food.

But what are the real risks of red meat? In countries with the highest consumption of red meat, heart disease is the leading cause of death. Coincidence, or part of something more sinister?

For every serving of meat you eat, your risk of dying from heart attack increases by 19.5%. Your risk of cancer increases by 13%. Just one serving a day, increases your risk of heart attack by 27%, while substituting that with chicken will reduce your risk of early death by 14%.