Mayo Clinic Minute: Does eating red meat affect heart health?

Meat. Is it ok to eat it when comes to heart health? Or not?

Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky says meat, especially red meat and processed meat, is associated with increased risk of many health issues, including heart attack and stroke.

Dr. Kopecky says people who eat foods based on the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in whole grains, veggies, fruits, fish and olive oil, have a reduced risk of many health issues.

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