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RED ALERT: Meat Still Isn’t Healthy, Study Confirms


Research of 30,000 adults found that those who ate processed (sausage/bacon), unprocessed red meat (beef/pork) or poultry had a significant higher risk of heart disease and stroke.

SERENA GORDON: ‘The latest study on red and processed meat found that these foods boost your risk of heart and blood vessel disease. The study also found that meat ups your risk of premature death… The new research included six prospective studies of nearly 30,000 adults. A prospective trial is one that follows people over time and periodically collects data on their health. In this case, participants were followed for up to 30 years…

The researchers found that those who ate just two servings of processed meats a week had a 7% higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Processed meats include deli meats, hot dogs, bratwurst, sausage and bacon. Folks who ate two or more servings of unprocessed red meat — such as beef or pork — had a 3% higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Poultry also showed a link, but Allen said the finding was inconsistent and would need to be replicated in another study…

These latest findings might seem to contradict an earlier study — published in the fall in the Annals of Internal Medicine… That study reported researchers couldn’t say with certainty that eating red meat or processed meat caused cancer, type 2 diabetes or heart disease… But plenty of studies that came before found links between red and processed meat and health harms.

And major health organizations, such as the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society, were quick to recommend against stuffing sausages and other meats back into your diet… In 2015, a World Health Organization evidence review concluded that processed meats are a proven cancer-causing substance and that red meat probably is, too’. SOURCE…


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