June 18, 2013

Processed Meats the Worst

1 More Red-Meat-and-Diabetes Links Found

Prior studies have shown a link between a diet rich in red meat and type 2 diabetes, but a new analysis of 149,000 subjects' dietary records over 12 to 16 years indicates that the more red meat consumed, especially in processed form such as lunch meats, the higher the diabetes risk. Among the findings: increased red meat consumption is linked to weight gain, but not enough to explain the prevalence of diabetes among red meat eaters; increasing one’s red meat consumption by as little as 1.5 ounces a day over a four-year period raises one's diabetes risk by nearly 50 percent. In contrast, cutting one's red meat intake by one-half serving per day lower one's diabetes risk by 14 percent over the following decade. "Red meat" includes beef, pork, hamburger, hotdogs and processed meats.

More at Press-Citizen.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Green Veggies May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

Tags: Causes of Diabetes, Diabetes and Red Meat, Processed Meats and Type 2 Diabetes, Red Meat Illnesses

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Fire Hazard

2 Chrysler Agrees to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps

Chrysler has decided to adhere to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps, it was just announced. Until now, Chrysler said that the Jeeps met all federal safety standards when they were manufactured two decades ago and contended that the SUVs are as safe as other vehicles from the same era. The government says that 51 people have died in car fires in Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys due to the position of those cars’ gas tanks, behind the rear axle, that make them more susceptible to fiery crashes. Chrysler says that federal regulators are holding the vehicles to a new safety standard. In the past, the car company successfully used that argument to resist a recall - but the government did not back down and Chrysler acquiesced.

More at Abclocal.go.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Proper Use of Car Seats Save Children's Lives

Tags: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler Recall, Jeep Cherokees, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Recall

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