A global study led by Hamilton scientists has found a lix between eating processed meat and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The same study did not find the same lix with unprocessed red meat or poultry.
The information comes from the diets and health outcomes of 134,297 people from 21 countries spanning five continents, who were tracked by researchers for data on meat consumption and cardiovascular illnesses.
After following the participants for almost a decade, the researchers found consumption of 150 grams or more of processed meat a week was associated with a 46 per cent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and a 51 per cent higher risk of death than those who ate no processed meat.However, the researchers also found moderate levels of consumption of non-processed meats had a neutral effect on health.

一項全球研究發現顯示,食用加工肉類可能導致更高的心血管疾病風險。同一項研究沒有發現未經加工的紅肉或禽肉會導致類似風險。
這些研究信息來自來自五大洲21個國家134297人的飲食和健康結果,研究人員跟蹤研究了他們的肉類消費和心血管疾病數據。
在對參與者進行了近十年的跟蹤調查后,研究人員發現,與不吃加工肉的人相比,每周食用150克或更多加工肉的人,患心血管疾病的風險高了46%,死亡的風險高了51%。
研究人員也發現,適度食用未加工的肉類對健康沒什么負面影響。