Eat more PUFAs.
Conclusions The results show increased risks of all cause mortality and death due to nine different causes associated with both processed and unprocessed red meat, accounted for, in part, by heme iron and nitrate/nitrite from processed meat. They also show reduced risks associated with substituting white meat, particularly unprocessed white meat.
EAT WHOLE GRAIN BREAD. There, I said it.
The original study appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
It never hurts to restate the obvious.
“We found that people who drank at least one can of diet soda each day had a 3 times increased risk of stroke and dementia than those not drinking any such beverages.”
Source: Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?
Observational study and the researchers are quick to note the study findings do not prove cause and effect. There also may be an element of reverse causality.
I personally do not drink any sugar or artificially sweetened soft drinks.
I do drink a ton of coffee.
Men with a high intake of plant protein also had healthy lifestyle habits, but lifestyle habits alone did not explain their lower risk of diabetes. The risk of men with the highest intake of plant protein to develop type 2 diabetes was 35 per cent smaller than the risk of those with the lowest intake of plant protein.
The researchers also discovered an association of a high intake of meat with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The strongest association was seen in the consumption of meat in general, including processed and unprocessed red meat, white meat and variety meats. The link between eating meat and having a higher risk of diabetes is likely caused by other compounds found in meat than protein, as meat protein was not associated with the risk of diabetes.
The chart above is reproduced from the source article and demonstrates prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the respective populations. Original source reference is also documented in the source article.
Stay as thin as you can as long as you can.
Your pancreas will thank you.