Red meat tied to 1/9 diseases:
The more red meat you eat, the greater your risk of dying from one of nine diseases. According to a new report.
Researchers studied more than 536,000 men and women between ages 50 to 71. And tracking their diet and health for an average of 16 years. They recorded intake of total meat, processed and unprocessed red meat (beef, lamb and pork), and white meat (poultry and fish).
Compared with the one-fifth of people who ate the least red meat, the one-fifth who ate the most had a 26% increased risk of death from various causes.(Don’t go maths just know that too much eating can risk your life.)
High red meat consumption increased the rate of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease and liver disease. The study is in The BMJ.
White meat, on the other hand, may be good for you. The researchers found that by eating white meat more the risk of dying is reduced by 25%. Comparing it by those who ate red meat more.
“This is an observational study,” By Arash Etemadi. An epidemiologist with the National Cancer Institute.It is an observation nothing can be satisfied by this.
But we have a 16-year follow-up, and we had the numbers to look at different causes. And we can see that it’s happening for many causes of death.