Grill up that steak and roll out a wheel of cheddar — because red meat and cheese are back on the menu for healthy living.
Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that people who scarf down higher levels of red meat and cheese are likely to live longer.
People who had three portions of dairy and 120 grams of unprocessed red meat per day benefited the most, the research team found.
“Our findings on full-fat dairy and unprocessed red meat do challenge conventional thinking,” McMaster professor of nutrition and epidemiology Andrew Mente conceded to fellow researchers at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich, Germany.
Those eating the most dairy and red meat saw their chances of early death fall by 25 per cent and fatal heart attack decreased by 22 per cent, according to the researchers, who in their methodology accounted for differences in wealth and education, as well as other health habits. Read more