The Link between Red Meat & Diabetes
It is true that sugary drinks and other sweets are to blame for many of the diabetes cases across the United States, however, a recent study by Harvard University noted that red meat may also contribute to an individual's risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The study stated that an average of just about three ounces of red meat such as a hamburger or pork chop eaten by an individual on a daily basis had the potential to increase their risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 12%. The meat would have to be unprocessed, however. If the meat were processed, the risk spiked to about 32%.