posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 07:47 PM
It's not the meat specifically that leads to atrophy of the heart and cancer, but the poor fats. Saturated fats and worse yet, hydrogenated (trans)
fats. Saturated fats are not bad for you in small doses, and can even have some beneficial properties. However, these fats will fill your arteries up
with LDL cholesteral and will lower HDL.
OP, if you are relatively active and eat a diet that consist of more lean mean or meat that contains healthy, unsaturated fats, you will most likely
be in good health compared to those that eat bad, fatty meats. However, I'd be interested in knowing your age. You could eat a diet that would be
considered relatively unhealthy for at least a third or half your lifetime with the possibility of no damage.