According to a study featured on Medical News Today, consuming above average servings of red meat on a daily basis may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore conducted a follow-up on three previous studies that worked with 149,143 American participants who were given food frequency surveys.

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They found that those who increased their intake of red meat to more than 0.50 servings a day had a 48 percent higher risk of having type 2 diabetes as compared with those who remained consistent in their diet. On the other hand, those who lessened their consumption of red meat by 0.50 servings a day had 14 percent lower risk of developing the condition.

Although there are many other things that can cause type 2 diabetes, this is a good reminder for those who consume too much of a good thing. The key, as always, is having a balanced diet.

(Photo by Jessica Spengler via Flickr Creative Commons)

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