A recent study has found that eating more red and processed meat each day leads to weight gain for both men and women.

The findings of European researchers were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It was based on the study of the meat consumption of more than 370,000 adults from 10 different European countries over a five-year period.

The researchers found that eating 250 grams or 8.5 ounces more meat per day increased weight by 2 kilograms or 4.4 pounds after five years.

The researchers recommended eating less meat to lose weight and lessen health other health risks associated with eating red and processed meat, such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

 The National Cancer Institute has found in a study that red and processed meat is related to the development of colorectal cancer. Another study says that methionine in red meat increases the risk of acquiring Alzheimer's disease.

Likewise, there is a study wherein red or fried meat has been associated with bladder cancer while another study found that low red meat intake may help prevent prostate cancer.