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After years of worrying that tucking into red meat could lead to a heart attack or cancer, you can relax and enjoy the Sunday roast, say researchers.
A report demolishes the ‘myths and misconceptions’ about the meat, saying that most people eat healthy amounts which are not linked to greater risk of disease.
Modern farming methods have cut fat levels, which can be even lower than chicken, while red meat provides high levels of vital nutrients, including iron.
A vegetarian having a Cheddar cheese salad will eat seven times more fat, pound for pound, than lean red meat contains, says a review by the British Nutrition Foundation.
However, the World Cancer Research Fund, which advises people to curb red meat consumption and cut out processed meat, disputed the findings.
The 77-page review, which looks at current evidence on health and red meat, found no evidence of ‘negative health effects’.
It shows on average men in the UK eat 96g of red meat and processed meat a day and women are eating 57g.