A new study shows that eating too much red meat and processed meats makes it more likely to develop several serious diseases.
The Medical Trade Journal BMJ published information on popular red meat and processed meat food items from animals like goats, lambs, pigs, and cows. In addition, their researchers studied statistics on meat production and trade from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization between 1993 and 2018.
They studied 154 countries and recorded how the quantity of their red meat and processed meat consumption corresponded with non-communicable diseases (NCD) associated with that type of food.
Their results were off the chart. So it concludes that eating more red meat and more processed meats would make you more likely to get sick.
“The health impacts of red and processed meat trade have substantially risen in Northern and Eastern European countries, as well as island countries in the Caribbean and Oceana, which hinders international and national commitments to healthy diets,” the authors concluded.
Although this isn’t the first study to show that red meat and processed meat are bad, the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021 showed that higher risk of strokes are linked to animal fat.