RED MEAT LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES: There is a strong association between the consumption of red meat particularly when the meat is processed and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study shows that replacing red meat with healthier proteins, such as low fat dairy, nuts, or whole grains significantly lower the risk. It is found that daily 100gms serving of unprocessed red meat was associated with 19% increased risk of type 2 diabetes and one daily serving of 50gms of processed red meat (for eg one hot dog, or sausage or two slices of bacon) was associated with 51% increased risk. Worldwide, diabetes has reached epidemic levels, affecting millions of adults, most have type 2 diabetes which is primarily link to obesity, physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet. read more..