Sumary of Red meat raises heart disease risk: study:
- All those in the study completed detailed dietary assessments and their health was tracked for up to 30 years.
- High intakes of saturated fat increase levels of harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, while excess salt consumption raises blood pressure.
- Dr Keren Papier, co-lead author of the study, said: “Red and processed meat have been consistently linked with bowel cancer and our findings suggest an additional role in heart disease.
- “Therefore, current recommendations to limit red and processed meat consumption may also assist with the prevention of coronary heart disease.