Too Much Processed Meat Ups Heart Disease and Death Risk

Too Much Processed Meat Ups Heart Disease and Death Risk

New findings published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that eating these processed meats increases a person’s risk of developing heart disease and dying, reports McMaster University. Researchers found that people who consumed 150 grams or more of processed meat had a 46% higher risk for cardiovascular disease and a 51% greater risk for death compared with people who didn’t consume any processed meat. In addition, more research could help build on what’s understood about the connection between eating meat and health outcomes. However, the big takeaway is simple: People should limit how much processed meat they eat. For related coverage, read “Protein Substitutions” and “Should Hospitals Ban Bacon to Reduce Cancer Risk?”

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