Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Good Old News About Meat

The National Cancer Institute and the AARP’s Diet Health Study analyzed data from 500,000 people age 50 to 71 and found that high meat consumption elevates risk of colorectal cancer, and lung cancer, with borderline higher risk of prostate cancer.

Pancreatic cancer was associated with red meat and processed meat ingestion for men, but not women. 

Red meat included beef, pork, lamb, bacon, red meat sausage and poultry sausage, luncheon meats, cold cuts, ham, hot dogs, and low fat dogs.

Additionally the NCI states that barbecuing meats at high temperatures may also contribute to cancer risk.

The AICR recommends less than 2.57 ounces of red meat a day, which is about the size of a child size fast food hamburger patty.

The American Heart Association recommends a diet of less than 7% saturated fat, which is below RDA of no more than 10%.

The Nurses’ Health study 2 collected data from 90,000 women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and found that the more red meat they ate the greater their risk of developing breast cancer fueled by hormones. This study needs to be replicated, reliable and valid conclusions are pending further studies.

In the July 2010 issue of the John Hopkins Health Alerts there is an article on the secretions of fat cells and how these secretions play a role in our health. The more fat cells we have, and the larger they are, the greater potential for excessive fat cell secretions. There is an association between health problems and high fat cell secretion. When we are overweight we have more fat cells, and / or larger ones, which produce higher levels of substances than our bodies are meant to manage. Over time excessive amounts of these substances begin to damage blood vessels, tissues, impair blood flow, and result in diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
Eat Your Vegetables for a cleaner you and a cleaner planet. 

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