Side Effects of Eating Red Meat in Your 50s

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Red meat, however wonderful, raises cholesterol. Red meat's saturated fat raises cholesterol over time. Red meat carries more saturated fat than chicken or fish.

It may contribute to higher cholesterol

High cholesterol can cause heart disease. Coronary heart disease is generally caused by cholesterol buildup on artery walls, blocking flow to the heart. 

Red meat eaters had increased mortality and cardiovascular disease rates.

It may shorten your life

Each daily dish of red meat may raise mortality risk by 13%. Consuming processed red meat raised this to 20%.

There are some good qualities to red meat, too. For example, red meat is packed full of protein.

You'll get a boost of protein

For example, there are about 25 grams of protein in 100 grams of ground beef, and 27 grams of protein in 100 grams of a grilled steak.

As you age, your risk of kidney disease rises. Red meat may not be good for renal patients.

It may contribute to existing kidney problems

Chronic Kidney Disease patients should avoid red meat. Those with renal problems have trouble digesting phosphorus, so they may wish to drink less.


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