Similar associations were found with total meat intake. The association between unprocessed red meat consumption and mortality risk was found in the US populations, but not in European or Asian populations. CONCLUSIONS: The present meta-analysis indicates that higher consumption of total red meat and processed meat is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular and cancer mortality.

Source: Red and processed meat consumption and mortality: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. – PubMed – NCBI