Red Meat Increases Diabetes Risk, Reveals Study
New research reveals that daily consumption of deli meat, hot dogs or bacon can significantly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This study was done at the Harvard School of Public Health and was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Processed Red Meat is Deadly
Eating just 50 grams of processed red meat daily increases the risk of diabetes by 51%. Consuming 100 grams of unprocessed red meat daily, raises diabetes risk by 19%. This risk can be reduced by replacing red meat with whole grain proteins, low-fat dairy, white meat and nuts.
Red Meat is Popular
The researchers say these findings are important because type 2 diabetes is becoming an epidemic and red meat consumption is becoming popular worldwide. To offset the risks of red meat, it should be replaced by healthier proteins. The researchers obtained data from about 204,000 people. These respondents were monitored for up to 28 years. Data from other studies was also included.
Diabetes is an Epidemic
Diabetes affects about 350 million people all over the world. In the US, about 11% of adults aged above 20, totaling nearly 25.6 million people suffer from this disease, reveals the CDC. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic ailment that occurs because of high blood sugar levels, caused by unhealthy eating, a sedentary lifestyle and obesity.