Category Archives: Meat

Metabolic Profiles of Meat, Fish and Non-Meat Eaters

It is becoming clear that the choice of diet made by the individual has a significant effect on health. In particular, clear differences in mortality and disease outcomes are present between those that consume a high quality diet and those … Continue reading

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Cheese and Meat Versus Carbohydrate: Cardiovascular Disease

The vox populi suggests that meat and dairy containing saturated fat are detrimental to the cardiovascular system. This belief is not however supported by sound repeatable science, although many erroneous conclusions from flawed studies have fuelled this speculation. The propagandisation … Continue reading

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Cheese and Meat: Cardioprotective?

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High Protein Vegetarian Diets

High protein low carbohydrate diets have weight loss benefits. In particular, high protein low carbohydrate diets tend to increase satiety, increase lean mass, increase fat loss and improve body composition, when compared to low protein high carbohydrate diets. High protein … Continue reading

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Cysteine Enhances Non-Haem Iron Absorption

Haem iron is the iron found in the blood and muscle of animals in the molecules of haemoglobin and myoglobin, respectively. Generally this form of iron is very well absorbed because it is in the ferrous (Fe2+) form that is … Continue reading

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Free Range, Organic or Grain Fed Produce?

It used to be the case that only conventionally grown animal produce was available. However more recently consumer demand has driven a plethora of traditional and alternative farming techniques that provide the market with a range of different quality animal … Continue reading

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Animal Produce Nomenclature

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Iron Absorption: Increased by Protein

Iron is an important trace mineral required in humans for the correct function of the oxygen carrying haemoglobin and myoglobin molecules. Dietary iron is available as both haem and non-haem iron, and this can have a considerable influence on absorption. … Continue reading

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Red Meat and Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing diabetes and is characterised by insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, abdominal obesity and alterations to blood lipoprotein levels. High levels of fructose in the diet are associated with metabolic syndrome, because fructose is … Continue reading

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Meat, Fish and Dementia

Fatty fish is high in the long chain fatty acids docosahexanoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) that have been shown to have health benefits. In particular, DHA and EPA are able to inhibit inflammation because … Continue reading

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