Cutting back on processed and unprocessed red meat may dramatically lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
The Harvard School of Public Health analyzed answers to more than 442,000 questionnaires from studies over 28 years. These are the results of the analysis:
Daily consumption of 1.8 ounces of processed red meat such as hot dogs, bacon or sausages is linked to a 51% increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Daily consumption of 3.53 ounces of unprocessed red meat increase the risk by 19%.
Substituting a daily serving of nuts decreases diabetes risk by 21%, substituting low fat dairy decreases risk by 17% and substituting whole grains decreases risk by 23%.
The study was published a few months ago in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It didn’t conclude that processed and unprocessed red meat causes type 2 diabetes but that regular consumption of the meat increases the risk of contracting the disease.
For more information about type 2 diabetes and preventive measures, check out The Harvard School of Public Health at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/more/type-2-diabetes/
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