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Fully Cooked Meat May Increase Risk of High Blood Pressure, Study Says

Fully Cooked Meat May Increase Risk of High Blood Pressure, Study Says

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
In Nigeria, terms like ‘rare’ and ‘medium rare’ are foreign as we often tend to cook our meat until it’s fully done — but you may want to reconsider that. A new study suggests that people who eat their meat well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure. The Harvard study found that grilling meat triggers the release of dangerous chemicals that inflame the arteries and increase hypertension risk by 17 percent. According to Gang Liu of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, laboratory studies suggest that the chemicals can trigger inflammation within the body, which could contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems. High blood pressure may lead to stroke. “This is the first time that we’re seeing it on a large scale basis,