Does red meat cause cancer?

A reader asks,

“I keep hearing reports that eating red meat correlates with cancer. Is it true?”

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines and many mainstream health organizations continue to recommend lean, nutrient-rich meat, including processed meat, in moderation as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Many respected experts agree that obesity and lack of exercise are the most significant risk factors for cancer. Red meat has many benefits to your health. It is a major source of protein, as well as iron, zinc and B vitamins. When it comes to considering health risks and benefits of different foods remember, most things are okay in moderation.

For more information on the benefits of meat, you can visit http://meatandhealth.redmeatinfo.com/.

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