From my research, here are some side effects of eating red meat, especially in your 50s;

It’s linked to the development of heart diseases.

Red meat is loaded with unhealthy saturated fats that heighten your risk of heart disease. The high amounts of saturated fats increase cholesterol levels causing hypertension and other serious heart problems. Regular consumption of red meat raises the TMAO chemicals in the blood, which can elevate the risk of several heart conditions. With the decreased immune health and physical activities as you age, I strongly advise people in their 50s to limit their red meat consumption to lower their heart disease risk, among the top fatal conditions.

Can increase your cancer risk

Numerous studies have shown the link between red meat and the development of certain cancers. Processed red meat contains Neu5Gc molecules, which trigger chronic inflammation when the body’s immune attacks these foreign particles. Chronic inflammation is associated with a higher risk of cancer; eating red meat can increase your chances of getting liver, lung, esophagus, and colorectal cancers. 

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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