Red Meat and Kidney Disease
According to a recent study published in the journal American Society of Nephrology a diet high in red meat can worsen the progression of kidney disease.
A general health study of more than 60,000 people over a 15 year period found red meat consumption was strongly associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal disease.
Those who consumed the highest amounts of red meat had a 40% increased risk of developing end-stage renal disease compared to those who consumed the lowest amounts.
Endogenous acid production resulting from red meat consumption is among the possible explanations according to the researchers. Other studies were cited showing that high dietary acid load was associated with an increased incidence of end-stage renal disease and red meat generally yields greater acid production than any other protein source. (Source: Renal & Urology News)