Consuming Grilled Meat Could Increase Risk Of Hypertension, New Study Suggests

Consuming Grilled Meat Could Increase Risk Of Hypertension, New Study Suggests

While previous studies had warned about the possible link between eating meat grilled at high temperatures and the risk of cancer, new research suggests that this popular staple of backyard barbecues might have more health risks than once thought. Based on the findings of this recently published study, eating grilled meat, may it be red or white, could increase the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure.

In a study whose results were released at an American Heart Association meeting and published on the organization’s website on Wednesday, researchers detailed how they had followed more than 100,000 individuals across three previous studies, with more than 80 percent of them being female. All of these participants had normal blood pressure when the study started, but 37,123 of them were found to have high blood pressure when they were followed up on about 12 to 16 years later.

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