Does meat consumption affect diabetes risk? – healing practice

Effects of meat consumption on type 2 diabetes

Eating red and processed meat is associated with an increased risk of various diseases. However, the extent to which it increases the risk of type 2 diabetes remains controversial until now.

In a recent meta-analysis involving experts from the Indiana University School of Public Health investigated whether eating red meat affects the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The results can be read in the specialized magazine “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition”.

Does red meat increase the risk of type 2 diabetes?

Based on the available study results, the researchers looked at whether people who more red meat to eat, a increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who eat less red meat.

Previous studies had a Connection Between red meat and diabetes mellitus He suggested. However, the current meta-analysis reaches a different conclusion.

Does not increase the risk of diabetes from red meat

Compared to diets that contained less or no red meat, a red meat diet had no influence on glycemic and insulinemic risk factors for type 2 diabetes, the team reports.

Well-controlled studies have not shown that red meat causes diabetes or impaired blood sugar regulation, and although beef consumption has decreased by nearly 40 percent since the 1970s, the number of cases of diabetes has steadily increased“he explained Professor Donald Layman of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in a press release.

more research needed

The meta-analysis makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the health consequences of eating red meat. But more research on other markers of glucose homeostasis is needed to better understand whether there is a causal relationship between red meat consumption and type 2 diabetes risk, the research team said. (What)

Author and source of information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been reviewed by medical professionals.


  • Lisa M Sanders, Meredith L Wilcox, Kevin C Maki: Red meat consumption and risk factors for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials; In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (published on 05/05/2022), European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Indiana University School of Public Health: Meta-analysis of red meat and diabetes data from Indiana University Bloomington College of Public Health, co-authors (published 5/5/2022), School of Public Health from Indiana University

Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.


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