Love red meat? Is that part of your usual diet? You may want to reconsider your dietary habits after reading the results of a recent study. According to the survey, high consumption of red and processed meat has been linked to non-alcoholic fat content (NAFLD) and insulin resistance.
The study published in the Journal of Hepatology revealed that non-alcoholic liposuction disease (NAFLD) could be one of the results of Western food containing relatively high consumption of red and processed meat.
The previous studies have already claimed how red meat processed is linked to the risk of cancer, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to the latest study, it can also make a difficult interpretation on your liver. According to researchers, unhealthy western lifestyle plays an important role in the development and development of NAFLD, as lack of physical activity and high consumption of fructose and saturated fats.
To test the association of type of meat and cooking method with NAFLD and insulin resistance, the researchers conducted a cross-sectional study among individuals 40-70 years old. Participants were undergoing screening colonoscopy and agreed to participate in a metabolic and hepatic screening study between 201
Using ultrasound and hemostasis model assessment (HOMA), NAFLD and insulin resistance were evaluated. Meat type and cooking method were measured with food frequency and detailed meat consumption form.
Cooking methods were also considered, unhealthy cooking methods were characterized as frying or grilling to a level of well done or very well done. These methods produce heterocyclic amines (HCA). These HCAs are proinflammatory compounds. The researchers also took into account the intake of HCA as part of the study.
With regard to the results of participants affected by factors such as viral liver disease and alcohol abuse, nearly 800 people were included in the main analysis. A sample of 357 people completed the gender form.
The results showed that 38.7 percent of the participants were diagnosed with NAFLD and 30.5 percent were diagnosed with insulin resistance.
The researchers revealed that the proportion of red and white meat intake was approximately one third and two thirds, similar to the typical diet of the Israeli population. The results also showed that among high carnivores were mostly young male. They also had a higher body mass index (BMI), calorie intake and a poorer metabolic profile.
High consumption of red and processed meat proved to be independent of NAFLD and insulin resistance independent of saturated fat and cholesterol intake and other risk factors such as BMI.
It was also found that individuals who consumed large amounts of meat cooked with unhealthy methods and those already diagnosed with NAFLDs who consumed high HCA had greater risk of having insulin resistance.
One of the limitation of the study was that it was mostly questionnaires. Direct links between high red and processed meat consumption and NAFLD remain to be confirmed by future studies. But scientists feel that a few quick adjustments can go a long way to stay healthy. Including more healthy "white meat" such as chicken or turkey, including fish in the diet, and steam boiling or boiling food instead of grilling or roasting meat at high temperature are some ways that can help you protect their liver and insulin levels.