Associations of processed meat and unprocessed red meat intake with incident diabetes: the Strong Heart Family Study.

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Journal Article


The American journal of clinical nutrition, Volume 95, Issue 3, p.752-8 (2012)


2012, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Diabetes Mellitus, diet, Energy Intake, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Food Handling, Food, Preserved, Humans, Incidence, Indians, North American, Interviews as Topic, Male, Meat, Meat Products, Middle Aged, Nutrition Assessment, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Rural Population, September 2012, United States, Young Adult


Fifty percent of American Indians (AIs) develop diabetes by age 55 y. Whether processed meat is associated with the risk of diabetes in AIs, a rural population with a high intake of processed meat (eg, canned meats in general, referred to as "spam") and a high rate of diabetes, is unknown.