Asking a meat lover to give up burgers and steaks is likely to evoke some powerful opposition, just as asking a vegetarian to sit down to a plate of meatballs would. Yet, increasing evidence appears to be confirming that eating a meat heavy diet may, indeed, be bad for your health.
This is certainly not what a largely meat-loving nation like the United States wants to hear. According to the Agriculture Department, Americans eat over 110 pounds of red meat each year, which amounts to slightly under two pounds a week, along with 106 pounds of poultry.
What does the evidence really say about meat and your health, and is there possibly more to the scenario than meets the eye?