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Old 28-04-2016, 09:31 AM   #11
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Cheap red meat is helping kill off Glasgow's poorest men 30 years before their time
'You need to be able to afford to buy good-quality food. If you don’t and you can’t get quality red meat without additives, you’re going to have an issue'
Ian Johnston Science Correspondent
9 hours ago

High levels of phosphate in red meat was linked to premature ageing and kidney damage. And the study found that phosphate was much more easily absorbed by the body from meat containing additives.

Phosphate occurs naturally in many foodstuffs, such as meats, fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. But consuming too much of the substance wears down telomeres, vital structures on the tips of a person's chromosomes that help protect against a range of diseases -- from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer's and cancer. Telomeres are so important that some scientists even believe they can be measured to give an accurate prediction of when someone will die. Last year the World Health Organisation warned that processed meat caused cancer and red meat was also “probably” carcinogenic.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...-a7004266.html
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