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Red Meat Boosts Risk Of Stroke

Eating more red meat increases the risk of stroke, according to a new meta-analysis by researchers in Poland and Sweden. Previous research on meat and stroke risk has shown a range of results, so scientists combined 6 studies totaling 329,495 participants and 10,630 cases of stroke to obtain more definitive answers.

The researchers concluded that each additional one serving per day of red meat was associated with an 11%-13% greater risk of stroke. The added risk was indicated entirely in ischemic stroke, the most common kind, and not in hemorrhagic stroke.

All types of red meat, including fresh meat, beef, steak, as well as processed meats such as bacon and sausage, and pork (also known as “the other white meat“), were linked to extra stroke risk; Not surprisingly, processed meats were linked to 13% greater risk per extra daily serving.

Research scientists involved in the study speculated that meat could increase overall stroke risk, because of its high saturated fat content, oxidative stress associated with iron in meat, as well as the commonly used preservatives in processed meats. .


Story Source: Stoke

Journal Reference:


National Stroke Association

Centennial, CO 80112


This article is for informational and educational purposes only;  It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional.

Comments on: "Study: Red Meat Intake Increases Risk Of Stroke" (1)

  1. Japan has a very high rate of stroke and yet eat very little red meat.

    “Asians, specifically Chinese and Japanese, have high stroke incidence rates.18 Stroke incidence and mortality rates in Japan were very high for most of this century and exceeded those for heart disease. As in the United States, stroke death rates in Japan have fallen dramatically since World War II. In recent years stroke incidence rates in Japanese men in Hawaii were similar to those of white Americans and between the rates of Japanese men in Japan and in California.”

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