Recent reports suggested eating chicken could reduce the risk of breast cancer. In the study, those who ate chicken were at lower risk – when compared to women who ate large quantities of red meat.
Researchers looked at whether it's better to eat red meat, poultry or plant protein sources for heart health. While a plant-based diet was the clear winner, red meat and white meat scored the same.
There has been a drastic reduction in the fat content of red meat in the last 40 years. South African red meat can now be classified as lean.