EXPERT REACTION: Is eating meat, chicken or fish bringing us closer to death?
US researchers seem to be further spoiling our charcuterie fun by confirming a significant link between a higher intake of processed meat, red meat, chicken, but not fish, and a small increase in the risk of heart disease. Additionally, they found that both processed and unprocessed red meat to be significantly associated with a small increase in the risk of death from all causes. The team suggest that their findings warrant further investigation into the public health implications of our current diets.
Journal/conference: JAMA Internal Medicine
Organisation/s: The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney, University of South Australia, The University of New South Wales, The University of Adelaide, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Flinders University
Funder: This study was funded in part by a postdoctoral fellowship to Dr Zhong from the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Networks (14SFRN20480260; principal investigator: Dr Greenland). The Lifetime Risk Pooling Project was funded by grant R21 HL085375 from the NIH/NHLBI and by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Examining Consumption of Processed Meat, Unprocessed Red Meat, Poultry or Fish With Risk of CVD, Death
JAMA Internal Medicine
Associations of Processed Meat, Unprocessed Red Meat, Poultry, or Fish Intake With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality
What The Study Did: Data for nearly 30,000 adults from six study groups in the U.S. were used to investigate associations between eating processed meat, unprocessed red meat, poultry or fish and the risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause.