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Diet-related illness increases with availability of red meat: study

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Paris – As global trade in red and processed meats has increased, so have chronic diseases associated with meat consumption, a study looking at data from 154 countries found on Thursday. Researchers focused on illness and death rates from three diseases strongly linked to red and processed meat consumption: colorectal cancer, type-2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. They drew on meat import and export figures from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to find out where in the world red and processed meats had become more available.  They then checked these findings against health data from the Global Burden of Disease project.

“The increased intake of red and processed meat products via trade caused the abrupt increase of diet-related non-communicable diseases,” the study published in the British Medical Journal concluded. The adverse effects of a diet high in red and processed meats is well known. But the international trade of these products also has far-reaching impacts on the climate, through greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity loss, through shrinking habitat, the study noted.

“Few international initiatives and national guidelines for sustainable diets explicitly address the spillover impacts of the meat trade across countries,” they said.





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