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Red meat death risk?

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 March 2012

Eating an extra portion of red meat every day is associated with an increased risk of death, according to a new study. But what does this mean? A risk expert from Cambridge University - Professor David Spiegelhalter - works it out for Tim Harford.

Plus, which are the world's largest employers?

Producer: Ruth Alexander

  • Red meat: What is a 13% increase in the risk of death?

    Red meat: What is a 13% increase in the risk of death?

    Eating an extra portion of red meat every day will increase your risk of death by 13% annually, according to a new study. It sounds scary - but is it?

    Read more on the BBC News website
  • Which is the world's biggest employer?

    Which is the world's biggest employer?

    The National Health Service (NHS) in England is at the centre of a big political row about its reform. It's often said to be the third biggest employer in the world, after the Chinese army and Indian Railways. But is that really true?

    Read more on the BBC News website

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