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Swapping One Portion of Red Meat a Day for Fish or Nuts Could Cut Risk of Early Death

Thursday, June 13, 2019  
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Swapping one portion of red meat for fish or nuts daily could cut the risk of early death by almost a fifth, research in the British Medical Journal suggests.

Scientists said the Harvard study showed the benefits of the “Med diet” - with eggs, nuts and fish more often chosen instead of meats.

The eight year study examined the dietary habits of more than 81,000 people in the US.

People were asked how much they had eaten of different types of foods  including red and processed meats - such as ham, hot dogs and bacon - as well as nuts, fish, eggs, whole grains, legumes and chicken and turkey.

The results showed that swapping a daily portion of meat for fish cut the risk by 17 per cent over the eight-year period.

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