A recent preliminary study shows that people who prefer a well-done meat might have some blood pressure problems. Those who choose this type of meat have an increased risk of hypertension. This research was made on more than 100,000 adults from the US.
Good News for Those Who Like Their Meat Rare
It was observed that those who enjoy their meat broiled, roasted or grilled have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure. The same result was for the ones that like well-done meat instead of medium rare. In the course of 12 to 16 years, people who ate well-done meat had a 15% higher risk of hypertension compared to those who preferred rare or medium-rare meat.
Researchers mentioned that they were unable to find a cause-and-effect relationship. Despite this fact, their study helps people pay more attention to the way they choose to cook meat. It is important to pay attention to what you eat and how that meal is prepared.
Avoiding the use of open-flame or high-temperature cooking methods may potentially aid in [high blood pressure] prevention.
Other researchers who were not involved in the study suggested that cooking any product up to the point of burning them might be the issue. This process is the one that produces certain chemicals which are not normally found in our bodies. Due to this fact, these chemicals might increase the blood pressure.
A well-done meat might actually cause more problems in the body. Some of the chemicals produced by frying the meat up to the point of burning are PAHs and HAAs. These can lead to several health problems including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. This is the first study that links well-done meat to high blood pressure. Researchers mentioned that more studies need to be made on this topic.