Eating fruit and veg may not lessen the risk of heart disease for meat eaters
According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a high fruit and vegetable intake may not be able to counterbalance the increased risk for heart disease caused by eating meat.
Researchers followed 74,645 participants from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men studies and monitored diet and mortality due to heart disease. Those who consumed the highest amounts of red meat increased their risk of dying from heart disease by 29% compared to those who consumed the least. The risks remained consistent when coupled with high levels of fruits and vegetables. The study concluded that even the consumption of high levels of fruits and vegetables could not prevent meat related deaths.