Heart Attack Risks: A Toad In The Hole Could Shorten Your Life – Oxford Study
Scientific analyzes, developed by researchers at the prestigious University of Oxford, have discovered foods that increase the risk of heart disease. Moreover, one ingredient is found in a “traditional” English dinner. Compiling the evidence from “the largest systematic review” to date, involving over 1.4 million people, the results revealed the following. Each consumption of 50g / day of processed meat, such as sausage, increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 18%.
Unprocessed red meat includes: beef, lamb and pork; the risk of heart disease would be attributed to âhigh saturated fatâ.
High intakes of saturated fat increase levels of harmful Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
Dr Keren Papier – co-author of the research – said: âRed and processed meat has always been associated with bowel cancer and our results suggest an additional role in heart disease.
“Therefore, current recommendations to limit consumption of red and processed meat may also help prevent coronary heart disease.”
Dr Anika Knuppel – co-author of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford – said: âWe need to reduce meat production.
“Our study shows that reducing the consumption of red and processed meat would provide personal health benefits.”
(This research study can be found in the Food Science and Nutrition reviews.)
Currently in the UK, around 10 in 100 people are expected to eventually die from coronary heart disease, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has said.
Warning signs of heart disease
The BHF has highlighted possible warning signs of heart disease, indicating that it’s time to make a doctor’s appointment.
These early indicators can include:
- Chest pain
- Stomach pain or indigestion
- Feel sweaty
- Leg pain
- Pain in the arm
- Jaw or back pain
- Feeling of suffocation
- Swollen ankles
- Extreme fatigue
- Irregular heartbeat.
The NHS can check for heart disease by ordering blood tests, an EKG, CT scans and x-rays.