Eating red and processed meat increases risk of heart disease, new study finds

‘The impact of red and processed meat on our risk of heart disease has been up for debate for decades’


By Josh Barrie, iNews (UK)

Jul 21, 2021


Eating red and processed meat has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, a new scientific review has concluded.


Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health have carried out the biggest review of all large-scale studies on the subject to date.


Experts examined 13 studies on the issue involving more than 1.4 million people, and have since said they believe eating red and processed meat will increase the risk of contracting heart disease.


It is not the first time red and processed meat have been linked to health difficulties.


The likes of beef, lamb, and pork, while all good sources of protein, vitamins and minerals, have already been linked to bowel cancer.


Previous studies have also claimed processed meats such as bacon, sausages, and cured products such as salami might raise the risk of cancer, which has led to health officials advising people to cut down.


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