Category Archives: Processed meat

How To Limit Damage Caused By Processed Meat

Processed meat has been shown to be associated with certain detrimental health outcomes, including an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer. The reason for this is understood to be due to the presence of preservatives in the meat, which can include … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad For You?

It has been claimed that eating red meat may be associated with certain detrimental health outcomes. However, it is important to understand two fundamental principles before any claim against red meat can be made. Firstly, not all red meat is … Continue reading

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Lucky Dip To Bad Health: Processed and Packaged Foods

One of the main problems with the consumption of processed, packaged, and preprepared foods is that often, you are not sure exactly what you are eating. When you rely on others to prepare your food, there can be the addition … Continue reading

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Eat Salt Get Fat?

Processed and fast foods contain high amounts of salt (sodium chloride). Consumption of the typical Western diet, which contains high amounts of processed and fast foods, therefore increases salt intake significantly. The high salt intake of the Western diet in … Continue reading

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Food Quality: How Much Processed Food Do Americans Eat?

There is good evidence that the high rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are caused by the low quality processed foods that are commonly consumed by Westerners. Processed foods include a wide variety of products, but most … Continue reading

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Which Foods Make Us Fat?

Increasingly it is being evidenced that low quality foods are the cause of weight gain. High quality foods can be eaten ad libitum without changes in body weight, but lower quality foods do not share this property. When low quality … Continue reading

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Foods Associated With Weight Change

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Red Meat and Cancer: Devil is in the Detail

Regular consumption of red meat is thought to increase the risk of colorectal cancer. However, the link between red meat and disease is controversial because red meat is a group of foods and the causative factor could therefore be only … Continue reading

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The Western Diet: Refined Junk

Low quality diets are increasingly being seen as the cause of Western lifestyle diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In contrast, high quality traditional diets are protective of disease. Studying the changes that occur as population … Continue reading

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Red Meat and Diabetes

A number have studies have investigated the association between red meat and type 2  diabetes, but the results have been inconsistent. This possibly relates to the presence of confounding variables that influence insulin sensitivity and thus modifies the association between … Continue reading

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