Processed Meats, but Not Red Meat, Linked With CV Deaths!
In one of the largest studies to address this question, high consumption of processed meat by middle-aged adults was associated with a near doubling of the risk of all-cause mortality, compared with low consumption, over a mean of 12 years. Risk of cardiovascular death, after rigorous modeling, was increased by more than 70% among people eating more than 160 g/day, as compared with those eating 10 to 19.9 g/day. Risk of cancer deaths was also 43% higher among the highest consumers of processed meats.
@puneet while a signal of increased mortality was seen among the highest consumers of red meat in general, the risk for red meat was much lower that that of processed meats and lost statistical significance after correction for measurement error. With the same adjustments and corrections, high processed-meat consumption was associated with an 18% greater risk of all-cause mortality.