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Study: People consuming the most red meat were 21% more likely to die
Monday, October 03, 2016 11:05 am Email this article
The one-fifth of people consuming the most red meat were 21% more likely to have died compared with the one-fifth of people consuming the least amount of red meat according to a new study from Sweden.
This included a 29% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease but no increased risk of dying from cancer (0% increased risk).
Results were similar regardless of whether people ate a high, medium or low amount of fruits and vegetables.
“High intakes of red meat were associated with a higher risk of all-cause and [cardiovascular disease] mortality,” the authors of the paper concluded.
“The increased risks were consistently observed in participants with low, medium, and high [fruit and vegetable] consumption.”
Subjects: 74,645 Swedish men and women
The analysis included data from 74,645 Swedish men and women from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men.
Red meat and fruit and vegetable consumption were determined through a self-administered questionnaire.
Bellavia A, Stilling F, and Wolk A. High red meat intake and all-cause cardiovascular and cancer mortality: is the risk modified by fruit and vegetable intake? Am J Clin Nutr, 2016 Aug 24; Published online.
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Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology
Institute of Environmental Medicine
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