Eating processed meat is associated with increased risk of many chronic diseases.

These include:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Heart disease.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Bowel and stomach cancer.

The studies on processed meat consumption in humans are all observational in nature. They can show that people who eat processed meat are more likely to get these diseases, but they can not prove that the processed meat caused them.

Even so, the evidence is convincing because the links are strong and consistent.

Additionally, all of this is supported by studies in animals. For example, studies in rats show that eating processed meat raises the risk of bowel cancer.

One thing is clear, processed meat contains harmful chemical compounds that may increase the risk of chronic disease. The most widely studied compounds are discussed here below.

Brief Summary:

Eating high amounts of processed meat over a long period may increase the risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Sources & References:
www.sciencedirect.com
hyper.ahajournals.org
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
www.atsjournals.org
clinicaltrials.gov
link.springer.com
www.healthline.com

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Eating processed meat is associated with increased risk of many chronic diseases. These include: High blood pressure (hypertension). Heart disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bowel and stomach cancer. The studies on processed meat consumption in humans are all observational in nature. They can show that people who eat processed meat...
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