Bad News For Meat Lovers: Eating Too Much Red Meat Can Accelerate Person's Aging, Study Finds

Are you one of the many people in America who love eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb, but hate eating vegetables? A new study about the effects of eating too much red meat and too little veggies might change your eating habits.

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow shows that eating too much red meat might accelerate the body's biological aging, Medical Daily reports. The research involves the study of the eating habits of 600 participants in Glasgow, Scotland.

"To assess how red meat consumption affected their biological age, researchers measured for serum phosphate and biological age markers, including DNA content and telomere length," Medical Daily reports. The findings show that there is an increase in levels of serum phosphate in the body as a result of eating meat.


Increased serum phosphate levels in the body might be a big factor in accelerating the body's biological aging. However, Meat Advisory Panel experts criticized the recent study. The experts called the results of the study as "elementary theory" with no strong evidence.

Although red meat is a rich source of protein, iron, B vitamins and zinc, it can also cause several negative health effects if eaten excessively. These include heart disease, cancer and diabetes,  shares. Many health experts recommend to avoid eating too much red meat and start eating more fruits and vegetables.

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