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Red meat consumption, obesity, and the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among women: Evidence from mediation analysis

Consistent consumption of red meat may promote the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in women.

This study explored the impact of a meaty diet on a woman's risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Researchers used validated food frequency questionnaires and hospital records to assess the eating habits and health of 77,795 US women recruited from the Nurses' Health Study II Cohort.

Researchers discovered that women who ate 2-4 servings of processed and unprocessed red meat per week had a 20% increase in the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease compared to their counterparts who completely avoided these animal foods. The researchers theorized that red meat promotes the accumulation of excess body fats, which trigger the onset of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This 2022 study of American women documented a harmful association between frequent intake of red meat and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease risk.

Research Summary Information

  • 2022
  • Mi Na Kim, Chun-Han Lo, Kathleen E Corey, Xiao Luo, Lu Long, Xuehong Zhang, Andrew T Chan, Tracey G Simon
  • Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University School of Medicine, Seongnam, South Korea. Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Liver Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Health Statistics, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, PR China. Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, West China School of Public Health and West China Fourth Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China. Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA; Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: achan@mgh.harvard.edu. Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Liver Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: tgsimon@mgh.harvard.edu.
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