Associations of unprocessed and processed meat intake with mortality and cardiovascular disease in 21 countries [Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study]: a prospective cohort study


Iqbal R., Dehghan M., Mente A., Rangarajan S., Wielgosz A., Avezum A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, vol.114, no.3, pp.1049-1058, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa448
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1049-1058
  • Keywords: unprocessed red meat, poultry, processed meat intake, mortality, cardiovascular disease, cohort study, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, RISK-FACTORS, ALL-CAUSE, RED MEAT, CONSUMPTION, METAANALYSIS, STROKE

Abstract

Background: Dietary guidelines recommend limiting red meat intake because it is a major source of medium- and long-chain SFAs and is presumed to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Evidence of an association between unprocessed red meat intake and CVD is inconsistent.