Contrasting studies between eating plant foods and eating meat and the best medium
Dr. Muhammad Hafez Ibrahim
A Japanese study showed that a diet rich in vegetable fibers reduces the risk of developing dementia in the brain. Fiber is known to be extremely important for digestive health and has cardiovascular benefits such as lowering cholesterol. There is new evidence that fiber is important for brain health. Japanese researchers have shown that a high-fiber diet is associated with a lower risk of dementia. Lead author of the study, Professor Dr. Kazumasa Yamagishi, says dementia is a devastating disease that usually requires long-term care. And recent research has suggested that dietary fiber may play a protective role. We investigated this using data collected from thousands of adults in Japan.
Participants whose dietary intake was assessed were healthy, aged between
and 64 years. They were then followed up, and monitored if they developed dementia requiring care. The researchers divided the data, from a total of 3739 adults, into four groups according to the amount of fiber in their diets. They found that groups that ate higher levels of fiber were less likely to develop dementia. The team examined whether there were differences between the two main types of soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber found in foods like oats and legumes is important for the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut in addition to providing other health benefits. And insoluble fiber, which is found in whole grains, vegetables and some foods, is important for gut health. The researchers found that the association between fiber intake and dementia was more pronounced for soluble fiber.
There is a link between dietary fiber and the risk of dementia, with Prof. Dr. Yamagishi saying the mechanisms are unknown but may include interactions that occur between The gut and the brain. One possibility is that soluble fiber regulates the composition of gut bacteria. This combination may affect the neuroinflammation that plays a role in the onset of dementia. Dietary fiber can also reduce other risk factors for dementia, such as body weight, blood pressure, saturated fat, and sugar levels.
But a study at the University of Adelaide in Australia, in contrast, shocking vegetarianism, showed that eating meat leads to Extending human life expectancy worldwide. Over the past decade, many people have tended to abstain from eating meat entirely. The main motivation that motivated these vegetarians to completely dispense with these animal products was the health benefits of vegetarian diets. Several studies have called for replacing red meat with fruits and vegetables in order to maintain health and prevent many serious diseases. And the lack of a strong focus on not eating meat as harmful to health, prompted an international team of interdisciplinary researchers, led by the University of Adelaide in Australia, to study meat consumption globally and its impact on health.
The University of Adelaide study found In Australia, unexpected, surprising and frustrating results for vegetarians say that meat supports a longer life. Study author, University of Adelaide researcher in Biomedicine Dr. Wenping Yu, explained that humans evolved and thrived over millions of years due to their high consumption of meat. Dr Wenping Yu stressed that looking only at associations between meat consumption and people’s health or life expectancy within a particular group, region or country, can lead to complex and misleading conclusions, but our research has extensively analyzed associations between meat intake. and life expectancy, and mortality, at the global and regional levels, reducing study bias and making our conclusions more representative of the overall health effects of meat intake. 170 Countries around the world. They found that energy consumption from carbohydrate crops from cereals and plants does not increase life expectancy, and that total meat consumption is associated with increased life expectancy, independent of the competitive effects of total caloric intake, economic affluence, urban advantages and obesity.
The lead author of the study, University of Adelaide Professor Dr. Maciej Heinberg, considered that humans have adapted to eating meat from the perspective of their evolution over two million years ago. Dr. Maciej Heinberg explained that the meat of small and large animals provided optimal nutrition for our ancestors who developed genetic, physiological and morphological adaptations to eating meat products and we have inherited those adaptations. But with the strong development of nutritional sciences and economic affluence, studies of some populations in developed countries have linked meat-free diets to improved health. Need to understand that this may not interfere with the beneficial effect of meat consumption. Studies in the diets of wealthy and highly educated societies and people with the purchasing power and knowledge to choose plant-based diets that reach the full nutrients, usually contained in meat, should be conducted. They basically replaced meat with all the nutrients that meat provides.
According to Dr. Renata Henberg, a biologist at the University of Adelaide, meat is still a major component of the diets of many people around the world today. And before the introduction of agriculture, thousands of years ago, meat was a basic food in the human diet. She added that depending on the small groups of people you study and the types of meat you choose to consider, the scale of meat’s role in managing human health may vary. However, when considering all types of meat for the entire population, as in this study, the positive relationship between meat consumption and general health at the population level is healthy rather than discontinuous. Anthropologist at the University of Adelaide in Australia and biologist at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Arthur Saniotis, say the findings are in line with other studies showing that grain-based foods have less nutritional value than meat. Dr. Arthur Saniotis revealed that while this is not surprising to many of us, it highlights the fact that meat has its own components that contribute to our overall health beyond just the number of calories consumed. And our advice is that eating meat is beneficial to human health, provided that it is consumed in moderation and that the meat is processed and cooked in a healthy way.