DETROIT (WWJ) – A large new study out of Singapore finds people who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk.

Critics of the study say the interaction of genetic and lifestyle factors that cause diabetes are too complex to pin the blame on just red meat.

But Cardiologist Joel Kahn says the 8 ounces of red meat most of us eat on average per day, may just be too much for good health.

“It didn’t say never eat it, it said that the 160 pounds of meat the average American eats in a year may just be too much and tipping the scales toward health risks,” said Kahn.

The study appears in the online edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.



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