Red Meat raises death risk

There’s study that eating read meat or processed meat will raises the risk of death. The study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) showed that red meat consumption could risk of total, cardiovascular and cancer.

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“Our study adds more evidence to the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and certain cancers in other studies,” said An Pan, lead author of the study and a research fellow in HSPH’s nutrition department.

HSPH has been observed 37,698 men that study up for 22 years and 83,644 women that study up to 28 years in their research. From the study, it show that 23,926 deaths come from two groups, 5910 were from cardiovascular disease while 9,464 were from cancer.

“One daily serving of unprocessed red meat (about the size of a deck of cards) was associated with a 13% increased risk of mortality, and one daily serving of processed red meat (one hot dog or two slices of bacon) was associated with a 20% increased risk,” HSPH said.

“Red meat, especially processed meat, contains ingredients that have been linked to increased risk of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. These include heme iron, saturated fat, sodium, nitrites and certain carcinogens that are formed during cooking,” it added.

Meanwhile, researchers urged consumers to lessen red meat intake and opt for “healthy protein sources.” The study said replacing one serving of red meat with one serving of fish lowers mortality risk by 7%, poultry by 14%, nuts by 19%, legumes by 10%, low-fat dairy products by 10%, and whole grains by 14%.

Source :- ABC-CBNNews

Maybe this news will effect burger industry.

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