Published On: Wed, Aug 3rd, 2016

Highly red meat consumption can boost mortality rate

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Slices of Steak Ribeye on meat fork

Slices of Steak Ribeye on meat fork

An elevated consumption of proteins from animal sources, for example, red meats, eggs, and dairy can boost up mortality rate, whereas elevated intake of proteins from plant sources such as bread and nuts could lesser the peril of death, a new research study has stated.

The researchers of the study further added that though, amplified death peril for the most part associated with red meats, eggs and dairy cannot be discovered amid the people with the healthy lifestyle.

Mingyang Song from Massachusetts General Hospital in the US has continued by saying that “Overall, our findings support the importance of the sources of dietary protein for long-term health outcomes,”

Song further added that “While previous studies have primarily focused on the overall amount of protein intake – which is important – from a broad dietary perspective, the particular foods that people consume to get protein are equally important,”

The results have public health propositions and may assist treat contemporary dietary suggestions regarding protein consumption, in light of the actuality that it is not just the sum of protein but the particular food sources that are grave for long-standing health.

In the major research study to scrutinize the effects of diverse sources of dietary protein, researchers examined over 30 years of data of members, totaling in excess of 3.5 million person-years.

An elevated use of protein from animal sources – any kinds of meat, eggs or dairy – was weakly linked with an augmented rate of death, whereas elevated use of protein from plant sources – bread, cereals, pasta, beans, nuts, and legumes – was associated with a lesser mortality rate, researchers further continued by adding.

Analysis based on particular sources of protein pointed out that the animal-protein connected mortality danger useful first and foremost to processed and unprocessed red meats, which comprise both beef and pork products, and not to protein from fish or poultry, they further added.

Song further stated that “Our findings suggest that people should consider eating more plant proteins than animal proteins, and when they do choose among sources of animal protein, fish and chicken are probably better choices,” The verdicts were presented in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

The study by World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20 percent in developing countries. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat were much less likely to develop the disease.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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