Collier and Lee Counties Edition

Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk

Increases Chance of Developing Type 2

Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 63,257 adults between ages 45 and 74 for an average of 11 years each. It was determined that meat and poultry consumption increased diabetes incidence by 23 and 15 percent, respectively.


This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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