What diseases are caused by overconsumption of meat and poultry?

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Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Meat and poultry are the edible muscles, fat, and organs of animals. Meat usually comes from grass-eating mammals but may also come from reptiles and amphibians. Poultry is the meat of birds.

While moderate consumption of meat and animal products may be health promoting, there is no question that overconsumption of these foods is spurring a global epidemic of lifestyle diseases, such as heart attack, stroke, and cancer, as well as creating new pressures on land and water resources, contributing to water pollution, and exacerbating global warming.
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