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Red Meat Increases Heart Disease Risk

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Red meat consumption increases levels for a chemical related to increased heart disease risk, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers compared trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels in 113 participants who were either on a diet rich in red or white meat or nonmeat sources of protein. Red meat consumption increased TMAO levels in participants’ blood and urine…

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Prestigious Medical Journal, The Lancet, Takes on Meat

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People should limit their meat intake for their health and for the health of the environment, according to a new editorial published in The Lancet. The authors highlight current ideas for curbing meat consumption including taxing meat products, but they explain a broader approach might be more effective, including addressing farming subsidies and processing methods and changing consumer habits through…

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Low-Carb, Animal-Based Diets Associated with Early Death

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People who consume animal-based, low-carbohydrate diets have a shorter life expectancy, compared with those who consume more plant-based sources of protein or fat and compared with those who consume more carbohydrates, according to a new study published in The Lancet. Researchers combined data from the U.S.-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and seven other multinational prospective studies and found…

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Processed Meat Associated with Manic Episodes

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Eating processed meat products increases the risk of manic episodes, according to a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore examined the diet records of individuals with and without psychiatric disorders and found that mania was significantly associated with the consumption of cured meat products. This study adds to the…

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High-Fat Diets and Processed Meat Linked to Sleep Apnea

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High-fat diets and consumption of processed meats and other animal-based products worsen sleep apnea, according to a study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Researchers tracked dietary habits and severity of symptoms for 104 obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Those who consumed high-fat diets experienced more severe sleep apnea when compared to those who consumed diets with less…

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Grilled Meat & Fish Increases Risk for Hypertension

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Cooking methods for meat, including fish, increase risk for high blood pressure, according to data presented at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans earlier this month. Researchers compared meat consumed after high-temperature cooking methods and tracked hypertension incidence rates from more than 100,000 disease-free participants. Increased consumption of red meat, fish, and chicken prepared on an open-flame and…

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