Simply Red Meat Consumption once a week London: Red meat has been shunned for fear that many may raise cholesterol content in the body. Eating red meat is safe for your health according to the portion that is provided once a week. In addition, red meat is consumed fresh meat cooked immediately, rather than processed meat. Based on the researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), which was launched from its website on Friday (14 / 1), eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage or corned beef 42% higher risk of heart exposed and 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes. Instead, the researchers found no risk of heart disease or diabetes if a person who directly consume red meat is processed, such as from beef, pork, or lamb.

"Although dietary guidelines strongly recommend reducing consumption of meat, previous individual studies have shown mixed results for the relationship between meat consumption and heart disease and diabetes," said Renata Micha, a researcher at the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH. "Most previous studies did not separately consider the health effects of eating processed meat versus fresh meat," he said. The researchers defined red meat as unprocessed meat from beef, lamb or pork. But it does not include poultry. While processed meat is meat preserved by smoking or salting, or by the addition of chemical preservatives. Examples include bacon, salami, sausage, hot dogs and corned beef.

The results showed that eating processed meat each 50 grams (1.8 oz) per day (about 1-2 slices of meat hot dog) 42% higher risk of heart disease and 19% higher risk of getting diabetes. Instead, eat red meat processing not associated with risk of heart disease or diabetes. "When we see an average of nutrients in red meat and processed meat, processed meats that have not eaten in the United States contains an average amount of saturated fat and cholesterol. In contrast, the average processed meat, contains four times as much sodium and preservatives nitrate 50% more, "says Micha.

"This shows that differences in salt and preservatives, not fat." Salt is known to increase blood pressure, a strong risk factor for heart disease. In animal experiments, preservative nitrate can be at risk of hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis and reduce glucose tolerance, effects that can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. "To reduce the risk of heart attack and diabetes, each person must consider the type of meat they eat. Processed meats such as bacon, salami, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats may be the most important to avoid," says Micha. "Based on our findings, eat one serving per week or less would be associated with a relatively small risk." ( / MEL)