Increased intake of meat may heighten the risk of hypertension in middle-aged and older women.
This study assessed the risk of hypertension associated with meat consumption in middle-aged and older women. Researchers matched dietary information with the relative risk of hypertension in 28, 766 female US health professionals aged 45 years and above.
Researchers observed that the higher the amounts of meat consumed, the greater the chances of a woman having hypertension. The data from this study reveal that frequent ingestion of meat may be one of the factors that contribute to the development of hypertension in middle-aged and older women.