meat

Cutting red and processed meats slashes chronic disease risk by 10 percent

Friday, September 28, 2012 by: John Phillip
Tags: processed meats, chronic disease, nitrites

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben and Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Over consumption of any particular food group does not provide a firm pathway to optimal health. In prior bodies of research, excess dietary red and processed meats have been shown to significantly increase the risk of many cancer lines while contributing to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, largely due to the preservative nitrites in processed meats and fattening antibiotics so prevalent in red meat.

Researchers from Great Britain have published a study confirming the negative effects of eating processed meats or excess amounts of red meat in the journal BMJ Open. A study team found that reducing red and processed meat consumption would not only prompt a fall in chronic disease incidence of between three and twelve percent in the UK, but would also shrink the carbon footprint by 28 million tons a year.

The scientists cite past studies showing that coronary heart disease risk is increased by 42 percent and bowel cancer rates are raised by 18 percent with every additional daily serving (50 grams or 1.75 ounces) of red and processed meat. As with many past studies, the researchers did not distinguish between red meat from 'cattle farms' and organic cuts of meat from free-range animals that have not been subjected to growth hormones and antibiotics, significant factors that increase chronic disease risk in humans.

Red and processed meats contain nitrites, antibiotics and hormones that boost disease risk

To assess the effect of red and processed meats, researchers used responses over a 10-year period to the British National Diet and Nutrition Survey to estimate red and processed meat intake across the UK population. They then broke the participants into five groups based on the percentage of meat consumption as compared to vegetables and other food groups. Five percent of men and twelve percent of the women were vegetarians.

The study team found that the top group of meat eaters consumed two and a half times more meat than those in the lowest group. Their calculations showed that lowering average consumption from 91 to 53 grams a day for men and from 54 to 30 grams for women would significantly cut the risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by between three and twelve percent across the population as a whole.

The study did not specifically distinguish between red meat and processed meat consumption. In the past, eating processed meats including sausage, hot dogs and pepperoni has been shown to increase the incidence of digestive cancers by nearly one-third. Red meats can increase the iron load in susceptible individuals, but much more problematic is the antibiotic and hormone infused nature of the factory-farmed meats that are repeatedly demonstrated to increase risk for many chronic illnesses.

Sources for this article include:

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/5/e001072
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120911091658.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/bmj-rir090712.php

About the author:
John Phillip is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Health Researcher and Author who writes regularly on the cutting edge use of diet, lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation to enhance and improve the quality and length of life. John is the author of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan', a comprehensive EBook explaining how to use Diet, Exercise, Mind and Targeted Supplementation to achieve your weight loss goal. Visit My Optimal Health Resource to continue reading the latest health news updates, and to download your copy of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan'.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.