Recent Blog Articles

Heart Health

From hot dogs to heart failure

August 20, 2014

h0914i1620725083007

 

 

 

 

 



Image: Thinkstock

Men who eat processed red meats such as sausages and cold cuts may boost their risk of heart failure, say Swedish researchers reporting in the journal Circulation.

A large study examined the eating and health behaviors of over 37,000 middle-aged men for approximately 12 years. Over that period, the individuals who ate the highest quantities of processed meats—75 grams a day or more—were twice as likely to die from heart failure and had a 29% greater chance of developing the condition than those who consumed 25 grams or less daily. (An average serving of 2 ounces of roast beef deli meat equals about 57 grams.) However, no such difference was noted when comparing the heart failure rates of the highest and lowest consumers of unprocessed red meats (such as beef, pork, and hamburger).

To continue reading this article, you must log in.

Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School.

  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »

I'd like to receive access to Harvard Health Online for only $4.99 a month.

Sign Me Up

Already a member? Login ».

Disclaimer:

As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Thanks for visiting. Don't miss your FREE gift.

The Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness, is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up to receive Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Sign up to get tips for living a healthy lifestyle, with ways to fight inflammation and improve cognitive health, plus the latest advances in preventative medicine, diet and exercise, pain relief, blood pressure and cholesterol management, and more.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight loss...from exercises to build a stronger core to advice on treating cataracts. PLUS, the latest news on medical advances and breakthroughs from Harvard Medical School experts.

BONUS! Sign up now and
get a FREE copy of the
Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Stay on top of latest health news from Harvard Medical School.

Plus, get a FREE copy of the Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness.