February 3, 2020, Evanston, IL—After a controversial study last fall stated it was unnecessary for people to change their diet in terms of red meat and processed meat, new research links red and processed meat consumption with slightly higher risk of heart disease, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Cornell University.

Two servings of red meat, processed meat, or poultry—but not fish—per week was linked to a 3 to 7 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Says study coauthor Linda Van Horn: “Fish, seafood, and plant-based sources of protein such as nuts and legumes, including beans and peas, are excellent alternatives to meat and are under-consumed in the US.” Read more >>