Many Brits 'will continue to regularly eat red meat'

19 March 2012

Despite warnings that regular consumption of red meat can heighten a person's chances of suffering from health problems, many people are refusing to change their diet.

This is a result of a new survey conducted by YouGov, which found that 64 per cent are not looking to alter their eating habits even after hearing about the dangers of red meat consumption.

Such a percentage are choosing to eat the same amount of red meat that they are already used to, with another 14 per cent only cutting their intake marginally.

The research also found that just 14 per cent of respondents do not eat red meat at all, while only five per cent are looking to cut down their consumption substantially following the results of the new study.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston found the dangers relating to red meat earlier this month, with the study suggesting that eating two rashers of bacon per day can increase the threat of dying from heart disease or cancer by 20 per cent.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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