WELL-DONE MEAT MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

March 23, 2018
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If you prefer your steak cooked well-done you may want to try and change your tastes. A study of 100,000 U.S. adults found the odds of high blood pressure were a bit higher among people who liked their meat grilled, broiled, or roasted, versus those who favored more temperate cooking methods. The same held true for those who were partial to well-done meat. Compared with those who preferred rarer meat, they were 15 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure over the next 12 to 16 years. American Heart Association spokesperson Linda Van Horn says that other research suggests cooking meat to the point of "charring" is the main issue, as the process produces chemicals that are not normally present in the body and can trigger inflammation if ingested. Still, this study does not prove cause and effect.

Source: (UPI