Grilled Meat may Promote Risk of Developing High Blood Pressure

Grilled meat may promote risk of developing high blood pressure among people who add such foods in their meals. That tasty well-done beef, chicken or fish can raise the health concern, according to a research.


The study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018 (Council on Epidemiology and Prevention).The mission is to lead the discovery and translation of science related to the distribution and sources of cardiovascular disease with a prominence on latest population advances to prevent cardiovascular disease.

For the study, the researchers followed people who regularly ate beef, poultry or fish.  32,925 women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study; 53,852 women taking part in the Nurses’ Health Study II; and 17,104 men participating in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study were involved in the research.

Researchers analyzed their cooking methods and the development of high blood pressure. Initially, the participants did not have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, but after an average of 12-16 years, around 37,123 participants reported high blood pressure.

“The chemicals produced by cooking meats at high temperatures induce oxidative stress, inflammation, and insulin resistance in animal studies, and these pathways may also lead to an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure,” said Gang Liu, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

The research findings suggest avoiding grilling these foods as well as the use of open-flame and/or high-temperature the cooking methods, according to Liu. it concludes that grilled meat may promote risk of developing high blood pressure


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