Processed Red Meat Can Trigger Heart Failure

Sri Sahara By Sri Sahara, 9th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A study found that eating too many processed red meat increases the risk of death by 44 percent.


Processed red meat is red meat that has been well preserved by smoking, salting or the addition of chemical preservatives. Normally, adding some admixture to be durable in the long run.

Some of processed red meat is bacon, sausage, hot dogs, bacon sandwiches, ham packaging, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used for processed foods that can be frozen.

Often eating processed red meat may increase the risk of heart failure, especially in men. A new study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure mention that about 6 million Americans have heart failure and half of them at risk of death within 5 years after diagnosis as a result of eating too much processed red meat which entered in their daily menus.

It is important to limit consumption of processed red meat

To maintain a healthy heart, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, and nuts. They are also advised to eat fish rich in omega-3 such as salmon, trout, and herring at least three times a week.

The organization recommends that people should eat more chicken, fish, and nuts instead of red meat. They say, "It's okay to eat red meat as long as you limit the amount." However, the public are advised to choose lean meats and limiting the intake of less than 6 ounces per day.

The researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden test the effects of processed red meat consumption to 37 035 men aged 45-79 years who did not have a history of heart failure, ischemic heart disease, or cancer from 1998 to 2010.

During the 12 years of the study, the researchers found that 2,891 men known to have heart failure and 266 die because of the disease. Those who eat red meat processed more than 75 grams per day have 28% more likely to develop heart failure than those who ate red meat processed less than 25 grams per day.

The researchers calculated that for every increase in consumption of 50 grams of processed meat, the risk of the occurrence of heart failure increased by 8% and the risk of death from heart failure increased by 38%.

In line with the results of the study 'Health Physicians', where people who eat lots of red meat will have a 24% higher risk of heart failure compared with men who ate less red meat. They also expect to find the same relation to the research that is being done today in women.

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