A new research published in the British Medical Journal has revealed that eating roasted beef and lamb, popularly called Suya in Nigeria, causes nine major diseases, which could lead to death in no time. According to results from the research, people who eat the most red meat are 26% more likely to die of various diseases. New research reveals nine major diseases consuming suya can cause.
Those who consume red meat raise the risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes, whereas eating beef, lamb and pork also increases one’s susceptibility of stroke, infections and kidney, liver and lung disease. But researchers, however, stated that eating white meat regularly, may reverse the damage.
The research has it that: “Results show increased risks of all cause mortality and death due to nine different causes associated with both processed and unprocessed red meat. They also show reduced risks associated with substituting white meat, particularly unprocessed white meat. The effects of meat on human health may be due to ingredients such as heme iron, nitrates, and nitrites.
New research reveals nine major diseases consuming suya can cause
“High intakes of heme iron have been shown to be associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease. Nitrates and nitrites are added to meat during the curing process. Some investigators believe that nitrates from vegetable sources may have potential benefits, particularly for cardiovascular health, but nitrate/nitrite from drinking water and processed meat has been associated with increased risks of different cancers,” the report added.
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Suya is a spicy shish kebab which is a popular food item in West Africa. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of northern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Ghana and some parts of Sudan. In Nigeria, it is one of the most available fast foods. Oten served with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, masa, onion and some hot pepper, you can tell Nigerians are obsessed with it, just like jollof rice. This is no doubt sad news for consumers and bad market for the abokis. Lol.