Red and Processed Meat Increases Risk of Diabetes


red meatA study by the Harvard School of Public Health, United States, revealed that consumption of red and processed meat increases risk of type 2 diabetes.

Based on the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the consumption of 100 grams of red meat every day increases the risk of diabetes by 19 percent. While consumption of 50 grams of processed red meat every day increases the risk of diabetes by 51 percent.

These risks fall dramatically if the menu of red meat is replaced by nuts, white meat, low-fat milk, or wheat protein. “Clearly, this study has significant health implications for the public related to the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and increased consumption of red meat in the world,” said senior author Frank Hu, according to msn.

However, the good news of the study that involved hundreds of thousands of medical data of respondent is that the risk factors for diabetes can still be offset by swapping the red meat with a healthy protein.

Diabetes affects nearly 350 million adults worldwide. More than 11 percent are adults over the age of 20 years. While the Data Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States showed that 25.6 million people suffer from this disease.