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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Danger: Processed Meat

Bacon, sausage, ham, etc has once again to be are strongly associated with  all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death.  

In a large trial recently reported, processed meat by middle-aged adults was associated with a near doubling of the risk of all-cause mortality, compared with low consumption, over a mean of 12 years. The risk CV death was increased by more than 70% among people eating high quantities va those eating small quantities per day. 

The researchers also found a more than 43% increase in cancer. 

As the authors pointed out, processed meats contain more saturated fats, cholesterol and salt.

Rohrmann S, Overvad K, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, et al. Meat consumption and mortality. Results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. BMC Med 2013.

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