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Meat consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.

High consumption of red and processed meats may increase type 2 diabetes risk.

This research work was carried out to determine the correlation between meat intake and type 2 diabetes risk. Researchers reviewed dietary and clinical data extracted from 12 cohort studies on the subject. They found a high risk of type 2 diabetes among subjects on high meat diets. The findings of this meta-analysis support the hypothesis greater type 2 diabetes risk is associated with increased intake of diets high in red and processed meat products.

Research Summary Information

  • 2009
  • Aune D, Ursin G, Veierød MB.
  • Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, PO Box 1122, 0317 Oslo, Norway. dagfinn.aune@medisin.uio.no
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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