There are over 8 million Diabetics in the US and most are Type 2. Whenever you hear about a research study and hear amazing results or deductions you need to be nosy about how the size of the ‘subjects’ that were followed and for how long were the subjects followed. So once you read the above title – you know this has to be credible that is based of large numbers and clear relationship. So you decide.
The Health Professionals Follow-up Study (from 1986-2006) over 120,000 women (nurses) and approximately 26,000 men to assess their diets every 4 years.
FINDINGS: Adding more than a one-half serving of red meat (it’s the type of fatty acids) daily for 4 years can increase the risk of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the following 4-years.
Researchers found that an increase in red meat consumption of more than one-half servings daily was associated with a 48% higher risk of type 2 Diabetes in the following 4-year period. Researchers revised findings after correcting for the BMI and weight gain factor in subjects – – that is higher risk was reduced from 48% to 30%. Data revealed that in those that decreased red meat consumption by 0.5 serving/day experienced a 14% lowered risk over 15 years.
Pearl: Less red meat in your diet can help prevent your developing diabetes Type 2.