Caution. The food that increases the risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes

SAccording to an article published by The Sun, experts warn that there is a type of food that is responsible for an ‘outbreak’ of cancer and for cases of type 2 diabetes.

Health authorities recommend that adults not eat more than 70g of red or processed meat a day.

Official guidance states that red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals and can be part of a balanced diet.

Writing in BMJ Global Health, experts revealed that deaths in some countries, attributable to red and processed meat, increased by 75%.

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Since countries around the world have increased their consumption of red and processed meat in the last 20 years.

The study looked at the proportions of deaths and years of life lived with disability attributable to diet as a result of bowel cancer, type 2 diabetes and coronary artery heart disease among those aged 25 years and over in each country.

Experts analyzed data from 1993 to 2018 for 154 countries and looked at 14 types of red meat.

These were all derived from beef, pork, lamb and goat, and six processed primarily beef and pork products, preserved by smoking, salting, curing, or chemicals.

The researchers concluded that diet-related deaths associated with the world meat trade increased in three-quarters of the 154 countries studied between 1993-5 and 2016-18.

Comparing the increase in demand in each country with deaths, experts found that this represented 10,898 attributable deaths in 2016-18, an increase of nearly 75% from the 1993-5 figure.

In 2016-2018, the top ten countries where attributable deaths were most linked to meat consumption included: Netherlands, Bahamas, Tonga, Denmark, Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles, UAE, Singapore, Croatia and Greece.

In these countries, deaths due to excessive meat intake accounted for more than 7% of all deaths attributable to any diet.

Experts said, “This study shows that global increases in the trade in red and processed meat have contributed to the sharp rise in noncommunicable diseases.”

“Future interventions must urgently integrate health policies with agricultural and trade policies, cooperating between responsible exporting and importing countries.”

Previously, it was already revealed that eating more than 25g of meat a day can increase the risk of bowel cancer.

Experts have also found that consuming just one sausage or three strips of bacon a day increases the risk of heart disease by 20%.

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