Is Meat Bad for Your Health?

By Marion Nestle

A new study from the Archives of Internal Medicine says yes. People who eat the most red meat have a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of premature mortality. In an accompanying editorial, Barry Popkin points out additional reasons to consider eating less meat: food prices, the environment, and climate change.

The Associated Press and the Washington Post have much to say about this study. And here's the meat industry's reaction.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/03/is-meat-bad-for-your-health/4861/