How to avoid getting sick from eating beef
The latest research suggests that a high-protein diet can help prevent certain diseases and even improve the chances of surviving an illness.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, looked at how much meat was consumed by veterinarians during their work in the United States between 2007 and 2013.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, looked for instances of high-risk or potentially high-danger meat.
They compared the meat consumption of veterinary assistants, veterinarians and general practitioners in San Francisco.
Researchers found that veterinarians consumed an average of 23% more meat than general practitioners, and their meat consumption increased by an average 13% per year.
In general, researchers found that high-meat consumption was associated with a reduced risk of developing a rare, life-threatening disease, such as salmonella, norovirus or coronavirus.
For general practitioners and veterinarians, the increased risk was similar to the risk of death from coronaviruses.
For veterinarians’ meat consumption, researchers calculated that it was more likely that they would contract a potentially deadly disease.
But for the average veterinary assistant, it was not clear if this was true or not.
“While it is possible that veterinarian meat consumption could contribute to the increase in incidence of severe disease from coronovirus in general practice, it is not known if the observed associations are causal,” the researchers concluded.
In a follow-up study, researchers looked at the role that meat consumption by general practitioners played in preventing other diseases.
They found that it might be the case that general practitioners’ meat intake was associated in some way with lower rates of infection with other diseases and potentially lower rates that may be associated with lower mortality rates from those diseases.
For example, researchers estimated that it would be unlikely that general practitioner meat consumption would lead to an increased risk of other cancers, such a breast cancer, or that it could decrease the risk for death from other diseases by increasing the rate of survival to less than one year.
“This is the first evidence that meat intake could reduce mortality and mortality-related morbidity associated with infectious disease, and this evidence suggests that this effect may be mediated by the increased intake of meat from general practitioners,” the study authors wrote.
They noted that the findings might not apply to all general practitioners or even all veterinarians.
However, the researchers did find that general practice meat intake correlated with a lower risk of dying from all-cause mortality in their study.
They also said that it is likely that general-practice meat consumption is associated with higher rates of illness in general population populations.
“It is possible, but unlikely, that general meat consumption might lead to increased incidence of chronic diseases in the general population and/or in certain subpopulations of the general public,” the authors concluded.