Red and processed meat linked to increased risk of heart disease, Oxford study shows

Until now, it has been unclear whether eating meat increases the risk of heart disease, and if this varies for different kinds of meat.bacon, ham, and sausages) increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 18%.Each 50 g/day higher intake of unprocessed red meat (such as beef, lamb and pork) increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 9%.There was no clear link between eating poultry (such as chicken and turkey) and an increased risk of coronary heart disease.The findings may be because of the high content of saturated fat in red meat, and of sodium (salt) in processed meat.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford

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