Irritable Bowel Syndrome is Clearly Linked to Red Meat Consumption, Says Scientific Review
Researchers recently underwent an extensive meta-analysis of studies dating back to 1966 on the effects of meat consumption and irritable bowel syndrome. The results are less than shocking, yet perhaps more relevant than ever in the wake of the World Health Organization’s findings regarding the link between meat and cancer development. As predicted, the consumption of meat products, red meat especially, is very significantly linked to IBS symptoms.
The researchers distinguished between red meat, “white” meat, and processed meats and found that all three had some link to IBS, yet red meat’s influence was much greater than the other groups’. The study, published in the Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, says, in the authors’ own words:
“Relative to those who did not or seldom eat meat, meat consumers had a significantly greater risk of inflammatory bowel disease.”
There we have it, folks. Another reason to kick meat to the curb that may resonate with health-conscious meat-eaters.
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