Posted by: 4pack | March 23, 2009

“Ideal Diet”: Diets High In Red Meat Found To Increase Mortality

 

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THESE FINDINGS WILL BE CRITICALLY REVIEWED IN THE COMING MONTHS…PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA TO EAT A BALANCED SELECTION OF FISH, CHICKEN, PORK, TURKEY AND MEAT WHICH WILL LIMIT OVERALL CONSUMPTION….

Diets high in red meat and in processed meat shorten life span not just from cancer and heart disease but from Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers and an array of other conditions as well, a U.S. National Cancer Institute study has found.

In fact, reducing meat consumption to the amount eaten by the bottom 20 percent seen in the study would save 11 percent of men’s lives and 16 percent of women’s, according to the study.

“The consumption of red meat was associated with a modest increase in total mortality,” said Rashmi Sinha, lead author of the study in the March 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

“This fits together with the findings of the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Cancer Society, which recommend limiting the consumption of red meat,” added Sinha, who is a senior investigator with the nutrition epidemiological branch in the cancer epidemiology and genetics division at the Cancer Institute. “This is something new in the sense of mortality.”

Previous studies of red meat had mostly found an association with cancer incidence. The authors pointed out that many pooled studies had been conducted by vegetarian groups.

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/03/23/too-much-red-meat-may-shorten-lifespan.html

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/03/23/too-much-red-meat-may-shorten-lifespan.html

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  1. Thanks for the info on red meat and mortality. I’ve reduced red meat consumption greatly and do feel better physically. I’ve found that this diet is still able to support vigorous activities such as working out and strenuous backpacking (as long as enough protein substitutes are found).


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