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Type 2 diabetes linked to sausage and bacon

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Enjoying a traditional daily breakfast with a sausage or two rashers of bacon can more than double the risk of developing diabetes, experts have warned.

The findings came from researchers in the United States who analysed diabetes rates among more than 37,000 men and two large groups of women collectively totalling 167,000.

They found there was a strong association between incidents of Type 2 diabetes and consumption of red meat, especially when it was processed.

And they issued an unequivocal, specific warning that a 50g daily serving of processed meat - equivalent to one sausage or two slices of bacon - was associated with a 51% increase in risk.

Conversely, the findings suggested replacing red meat with healthier protein from low-fat dairy products, nuts or whole grains significantly lowered the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

 

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  • soon breathing will be bad for us.

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  • soon to be excluded from nhs treatment for self induced disease from making the poor life style choice of eating an english breakfast

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  • Pigs will be laughing till their curly little tails fall off. I love this research that entertains us so much, let's die laughing eating what we enjoy instead of being miserable and choking on half a bowl of muesili because we don't have the strength to chew it.

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  • If your readers actually follow the research link and digest the information there, they will discover that the researchers say they only SUGGEST that processed meats increase the risks of T2D. Their research is secondary (not primary). They are making these assumptions based on survey questionnaries filled out every 4 years by people. As a statistical analyst, I can't begin to tell you how many ways this fails in proving anything. If we start believing everything we hear others say, they we'd all start believing that what's on the Internet is true!

    In all fairness, I so love that all of these people involved are really looking to help improve the quality of our lives. You definitely have my respect and appreciation. And thank you for offering up your resource link - so each of us can learn more and make better-informed decisions.

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  • what about Jamie Oliver and his bacon sarnies. they are good for curing hang overs too otherwise someone will have to come up with an alternative antidote! I know in Germany Rollmops work but I don't fancy these for my breakfast. Hic!

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    Anonymous | 16-Aug-2011 12:52 pm

    Pigs will be laughing till their curly little tails fall off. I love this research that entertains us so much, let's die laughing eating what we enjoy instead of being miserable and choking on half a bowl of muesili because we don't have the strength to chew it

    Did make me laugh 'because we don't have the strength to chew it' as i entirely agree with you. As someone who doesn't eat breakfast when on an early, find 0530hrs i'm not quite ready for the full english, would find it extra hard to chomp my way through a bowl of sawdust.

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  • On offer for breakfast in the hospital canteen this morning......Bacon, 2 kinds of sausage and black pudding.

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  • Hilarious, good old black pudding, can feel my arteries clogging already. Menu bout discounts anyone of any religious persuasion. Was sick bag provided?

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  • where are they getting the blood for the black pudding from?

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