One type of food has been blamed for an increase in cancer and diabetes cases.


One type of food has been linked to an increase in cancer and diabetes cases.

We all know that eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for good health.

However, experts have recently issued a warning that one type of food is to blame for the rise in cancer and diabetes cases.

Adults should consume no more than 70g red or processed meat per day, according to the NHS.

Red meat, such as beef, lamb, and pork, is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, according to official recommendations, and can be included in a healthy diet.

Experts have now revealed in the BMJ Global Health that deaths caused by red and processed meat have increased by 75% in some countries.

In the last 20 years, countries all over the world have increased their consumption of red and processed meat.

The researchers looked at the proportions of deaths and years of life lived with disability (DALYs) due to diet as a result of bowel cancer, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery heart disease among people aged 25 and up in each country.

Experts examined data from 154 countries from 1993 to 2018 and 14 red meat products.

These were all made from beef, pork, lamb, and goat, as well as six processed beef and pork products that were preserved through smoking, salting, curing, or chemical means.

Diet-related deaths linked to the global meat trade increased in three-quarters of the 154 countries studied between 1993-5 and 2016-18, according to the experts.

When the experts compared the increase in demand in each country with the number of deaths, they discovered that there were 10,898 attributable deaths in 2016–18, up nearly 75% from 1993–5.

The Netherlands, Bahamas, Tonga, Denmark, Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Croatia, and Greece were among the top 10 countries with the most deaths attributable to meat consumption between 2016 and 2018.

Meat deaths made up more than 7% of all diet-related deaths in these countries.

The study was observational, which means the researchers were unable to pinpoint a cause.

Many countries import these products only to re-export them, according to the researchers, which skews their findings.

“This study demonstrates that global increases in red and processed meat trade contribute to the abrupt increase in diet-related [noncommunicable diseases], according to the experts.”

“Future interventions must integrate health policies with agricultural and trade policies as quickly as possible, involving cooperation between responsible exporting and importing countries.”

Eating more than 25 grams of meat per day has been linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer.

Experts also discovered that eating just one sausage or three bacon rashers a day could help you lose weight.

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