If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red meat you eat should be zero.
No single food will make or break good health. But the kinds of food you choose day in and day out have a major impact.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a role in reducing the risk of all the major causes of illness and death
There's a lot of evidence that fruits and vegetables are beneficial for reducing the risk of stroke.
With breast cancer, nothing is straightforward. It makes sense for most people to make their dietary decisions based on what it does for heart disease. That's where the data are most strong.
Trans fats really are a metabolic poison.
We see clear evidence repeated in many studies that higher intake of trans fats is associated with higher risk of heart disease, and with many other conditions, such as diabetes and infertility.
The evidence that folic acid reduces the risk of heart disease is pretty strong. [...] And fruits and vegetables are a major source of folic acid.
Even the relatively small amount of trans fats are likely to be causing around 7,000 premature deaths from heart disease per year.
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