Rome, June 6 – Is Meat Harmful? Not even for a dream. To deny this widespread vulgarization in recent years, a thorough and rigorous investigation of The Lancet by the prestigious English journal was conducted. According to the researchers in question food should not be demonized the message that public health must be protected by promoting a healthy and balanced diet, taking into account the complementary and unavoidable foodstuffs The plague  The disease burden study analyzes the diet data of 195 nations between 1990 and 2017, taking into account 15 foods consumed in more or less large quantities. The study carefully examines the overall effects of various nutrients on nutrition-related diseases, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes and tumors. In particular, it is emphasized that in countries with a higher socioeconomic level, including Italy, food mortality is linked in particular to excessive consumption of sodium and inadequate intake of whole grains fresh and dried fruit, seeds, vegetables and food, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber
The false news about harmful meat
The study shows at the same time how red and processed meat on the penultimate day are among the food-related risk factors counted . Of course, a high intake is not recommended, but that affects many other foods. Not to mention everyone. "The study just published in Lancet is a serious one, taking into account constantly updated data on the relationship between the different risk factors and mortality," Dr. Elisabetta Bernardi, specialist in food science, biologist and nutritionist at the University di Bari. "From nutritional data, it appears that a diet with too many 'without' is more dangerous than a diet with too many" with ". The consumption of red meat or sausages is in fact not a health risk. On the contrary, only a few whole grains, fruits, nuts or seeds, vegetables, fish, legumes and foods are eaten they bring calcium, "explained Bernardi.
"The message is always the same: Cheers to the Mediterranean diet, which excludes no food, but considers it all and in the right amount," said the doctor, adding that "The study definitely destroys the fake news that eating meat in particular from transformed meat is dangerous to our health and consoles us about the benefits that the consumption of milk and dairy products brings. "As well as in" Sustainable Meats "It is important to promote a well-thought-out approach that abandons the communicative tendency that has led to the recent condemnation of food on the basis of fashions proven to be harmful and without scientific evidence". ,
Alessandro Della Guglia