Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease risk

A new study suggests diets with high-quality plant protein sources could replace red meat to help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors

Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease riskChoose plants over red meat to keep your heart healthy. That is the recommendation of a new study that found diets with high-quality plant protein sources could help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, mainly lowering risks of heart attacks. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, come from the first meta-analysis of trials that examined […]

Diet rich in animal protein associated with a greater risk of death

A diet rich in animal protein, and meat, in particular, is not good for health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence

Diet rich in animal protein associated with a greater risk of deathMen who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein in their diet had a greater risk of death in a 20-year follow-up than men whose diet was more balanced in terms of their sources of protein. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Men whose primary sources of protein were animal-based had […]

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds studyThe study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. “Previous findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

A major study has found that unhealthful eating is responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other risk factor, including smoking

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwideThe Global Burden of Disease Study looked at dietary consumption between 1990 and 2017 in 195 countries, focusing on 15 types of food or nutrients. In a paper that features in The Lancet, the study investigators conclude that, due to its contribution to non-communicable diseases, poor diet accounted for 1 in 5, or 11 million, […]

Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds study

People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests

Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds studyWhile dietary changes are recommended to treat this type of liver disease, research to date hasn’t clearly demonstrated whether these changes can work for prevention. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. Overweight people who ate the most animal protein were […]

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart disease

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart diseaseThe research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria byproduct formed during digestion – can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. TMAO is produced when gut bacteria digest choline, lecithin and carnitine, nutrients that are abundant in animal […]

Control these factors to prevent cancer risk

The study authors remind the public of the four key factors that everyone can keep in check: body weight, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical activity. The combined influence of these four factors made up nearly 14 per cent of cancer risk in women and over 22 per cent in men

Control these factors to prevent cancer riskThe new research examined a total of 1,570,975 cancer cases, 587,521 of which resulted in death. During the analysis, 26 cancer types and 17 risk factors were analysed. These 17 risk factors are called “modifiable” because people can take active measures to change them. In the new study, such factors included: alcohol intake smoking (both […]