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American Diets Low in Fish, High in Processed Meat.

Although consuming processed meat has been classified as "carcinogenic to humans" and linked with increased risks of some cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, American are consuming just as much processed meat now as they did 18 years ago. And we're not eating any more seafood--the average was just 4 ounces per week--about half of the amount called for by many nutrition guidelines. Researchers whose study was published in the July 2019 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics analyzed food trends from 1999 to 2016 found that study participants consumed an average of 6.4 ounces per week of processed meats: The top choices were luncheon meats, sausage, hot dogs, ham, and bacon. On a healthier note, poultry consumption is up by an average of 1.7 ounces and red meat consumption is down by an average of 2 ounces per week.

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Title Annotation:FRONTLINE
Publication:Women's Health Advisor
Date:Aug 1, 2019
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