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BREAKING: Major Study Links Regular Meat Consumption With ‘Wide Range’ Of Diseases

Higher consumption of unprocessed red meat and processed meat combined was associated with higher risks of ischaemic heart disease, pneumonia, and diabetes


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A major new study links regular meat consumption with a wide range of diseases. 

Conducted by a team at the University of Oxford, the study has been published in BMC Medicine.

‘Higher risks of heart disease’

It found that higher consumption of unprocessed red meat and processed meat combined is associated with higher risks of issues such as ischaemic heart disease, pneumonia, and diabetes. 

In fact, just 70g more red and processed meat per day was associated with a 15 percent higher risk of ischaemic heart disease. It also resulted in a 30 percent higher risk of diabetes.

Moreover, higher consumption of poultry meat was associated with higher risks of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, and duodenitis. As well as issues such as diverticular disease, gallbladder disease, and diabetes.

Every 30g higher poultry meat intake per day was associated with a 17 percent higher risk of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. And, a 14 percent greater risk of diabetes.

Unprocessed red meat and processed meat may increase heart disease risk because they’re ‘major dietary sources of saturated fatty acids’. These can increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, an established risk factor for ischaemic heart disease.

‘Decreasing meat consumption’

Moreover, Dr. Keren Papier, from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, is the study’s lead author.

In a statement sent to PBN, she said: “We’ve long known that unprocessed red meat and processed meat consumption is likely to be carcinogenic.

“This research is the first to assess the risk of 25 non-cancerous health conditions in relation to meat intake in one study. “

Dr. Papier then concluded: “Additional research is needed to evaluate whether the differences in risk we observed in relation to meat intake reflect causal relationships… And, if so, the extent to which these diseases could be prevented by decreasing meat consumption. “

You can read the full study here

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1 year ago

Be limitless: Go vegan!

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
1 year ago

It takes ten academics God knows how long to discover that the SWD ( standard western diet ) is crap. Those same ten people also seem incapable of understanding it’s the whole diet, not just one component that is responsible for ill health. Perhaps they could take some clues from the fact that the SWD is often referred to as “ The modern degenerative diet” or “diet of civilisation”. The NCDs (non communicable diseases ) they are referring to seem to be almost absent in so called primitive societies.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Rowland Ross

We are what we eat

Beth Aaron
Beth Aaron
1 year ago

But BBC, NPR, CBC, PBS? They’ll pretend to be unbiased and independent, even repeating that they are especially during fund drives, while NEVER discussing this or anything else connected to animals being used as products like COVID!!!! Take the time to post this and all other articles and graphics on every media FB page you know of…