Processed meat consumption leads to higher mortality rates

A new study from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich says consumption of large amounts of processed meats leads to a higher all-cause mortality rate. Specifically, processed meat intake was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer. Poultry consumption had no effect on the all-cause mortality rate. The study’s authors recommend consumption of processed meat be limited to less than one ounce per day. The study is available for free via the journal BMC Medicine.