Red meat may increase the risk of diabetes

In a study conducted by experts at the Harvard School of Public Health found that consumption of red meat may increase risk of diabetes. Two slices of steak, hot dogs or ground beef which is presented in the form of meals consumed significantly can cause this. The results of these studies is the results of laboratory tests of the largest of its kind, which is also published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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The study states that someone who consume 50 grams of processed red meat every day, can increase the risk of diabetes by 51 percent. Meanwhile, if the food consumption of about 100 grams of processed red meat every day with the size of a deck of cards, can increase the risk of diabetes by 19 percent.

However, these risks can be reduced if replaced red meat with nuts, white meat, low-fat milk, or wheat protein. The data this study were drawn from questionnaires responses obtained from exceeds 204,000 U.S. peoples, nurses and professional health studies. The subjects were observed as persons aged between 14 and 28 years. The researchers also renewed their meta-analysis which included their data with other studies that included more than 442,000 participants.

Diabetes affects nearly 350 million adults worldwide and more than 11 percent of adults over age 20 or the amount of about 25.6 million people. Type 2 diabetes is often caused by obesity, lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating habits. Well it would be nice if the consumption of processed red meat consumption was limited levels, or it could be replaced with a more healthy proteins.

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