Does Meat Consumption Affect Mortality? (image) American Osteopathic Association Share Print E-Mail Caption Evidence shows that physicians should encourage patients to limit animal products when possible and substitute red meat and processed red meat with plant-based foods. Credit The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Usage Restrictions Please give credit to the JAOA. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.