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Foods rich in iron linked to heart disease in some diabetics

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Eating a lot of red meat or other iron-rich foods from animals has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease among people with Type 2 diabetes, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

Researchers followed more than 6,000 women with Type 2 diabetes for 20 years.  Those who ate the highest amount of this type of iron were 50 percent more likely to develop heart disease than women who had consumed the least.

Oysters, clams and chicken liver are other examples of iron-rich foods that come from animals.
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