A new study published in Archives of Internal Medicine ((2012) ‘Red Meat Consumption and Mortality: Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies’, 172 (7): pp. 555-563) links red meat to higher mortality. Red meat consumption was found to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality. Compared with some other studies, however, the results of this one may not comfort vegetarians and vegans as it did not find an increase in mortality for consumption of either fish or poultry. Read more about the study here.