Too Much Red Meat Could Lead to Diabetes

the MPR take:

Before you throw a large steak or giant rack of ribs on the grill, you may want to scale back on your portions of meat. New research has shown that those who eat the most protein, particularly protein from animal sources, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Published in the journal Diabetes Care, the study examined the protein intake of two groups: 12,403 patients who went on to develop type 2 diabetes and a control group of 16,154 individuals without diabetes. Rates of type 2 diabetes were higher among those who reported a higher intake of total protein and animal protein, with the strongest association among obese women. Plant protein consumption was not linked to an increased risk in type 2 diabetes. 

Too Much Red Meat Could Lead to Diabetes
Too Much Red Meat Could Lead to Diabetes
The new study did not randomly assign participants to eat different amounts of protein, which would have yielded the strongest evidence. Instead, it compared the diets of people who went on to develop diabetes and those who did not get the disease. "Several previous studies have found that ...

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