There is no link with chicken or turkey.
Study co-author Keren Papier said that eating red and processed meat had also been consistently linked with bowel cancer.
“Our findings suggest an additional role in heart disease,” Dr Papier said.
“Therefore, current recommendations to limit red and processed meat consumption may also assist with the prevention of coronary heart disease.”
The Bunnings snag is a great fundraiser but it seems that eating too many may not be so good for your health.
Boffins have found that just one sausage a day can increase the risk of deadly heart disease by 20 per cent — which spells big trouble for John Eastwell, who is on a mission to eat a snag at every Bunnings in Australia.
Experts have drawn a link between eating red and processed meats such as bacon and ham and an increase in heart disease.
Camera IconJosh Eastwell is on a mission to eat a snag at every Bunnings from the Apple Isle to Broome. Credit: Sportsbet via NCA NewsWire
Fellow author Anika Knuppel added that cutting down on red meat would also prove beneficial to the planet.
“We need to reduce meat production and thereby consumption to benefit the environment,” Dr Knuppel said.
“Our study shows that a reduction in red and processed meat intake would bring personal health benefits too.”