There is some debate over the health benefits of rabbit meat.
But a new study has found that it is safe to eat more than you think.
Key points:A new study found that rabbit meat can be as safe as chicken meat in terms of cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart healthThe study found no links to cancerThe study was carried out at the University of York and looked at more than 10,000 people.
The study, published in the journal BMJ, examined the effects of eating more than the recommended daily intake of meat in relation to the health of the participants.
It found that people who ate more than their recommended daily consumption of meat had a lower risk of dying than those who ate less than their guidelines.
There was no evidence of links to any disease, it said.
Researchers say it is important to remember that eating less meat may have other health benefits, such as helping to reduce your cholesterol, but it is not the only way to enjoy the healthiest food.
“We need to recognise that rabbit is not only the health food that people have been eating for a long time, but that it has also been a major contributor to the overall health of modern humans,” Professor Christopher Grieve, of the University’s Institute of Human Nutrition, told BBC News.
“It’s a major component of the human diet and that’s why there’s been so much interest in rabbit.”
Prof Grieve said it was important to consider other ways to enjoy rabbit meat and that the research showed that eating it in moderation could be safe.
“There’s been some suggestion that it’s the rabbit meat that’s not the health problem, but we don’t know yet,” he said.
“But it’s certainly the health issue.”
In terms of cancer, we don’ think it’s a significant risk.
It’s only a concern if you have a high cholesterol or diabetes, but then we’d want to make sure that the rabbit’s also part of the healthy diet.
“Professor Grieve believes that the health risks associated with eating rabbit meat could be outweighed by the benefits of eating meat that is naturally high in fibre, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.”
A lot of people say that the only health benefit of eating rabbit is that you don’t need to eat it, but the truth is that there’s so much more to it than that,” he told BBC Breakfast.”
I think it really is the health benefit that people don’t realise, that it actually has health benefits.