Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Fear the sausage, says BBC

The BBC reports that 'Sausage not steak' increases heart disease risk:
A Harvard University team which looked at studies involving over one million people found just 50g of processed meat a day also raised the risk of diabetes.

But there was no such risk from eating even twice as much unprocessed meat, such as beef, lamb or pork.
On average, each 50g serving of processed meat per day - the equivalent of a sausage or a couple of rashers of bacon - was associated with a 42% higher chance of developing coronary heart disease and a 19% higher risk of diabetes.
Completely absent from the report was any indication of the baseline risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes, the usual age for onset of these conditions, and how the risk compares with that of other tragic curtailments to our existence, such as car accidents and suicide.

I'm off now for a cooked breakfast.

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