Women and Heart Failure

Attention women over 50! (Actually this is good for everyone).

Get your protein from vegetables. The American Heart Association (AHA) followed over 100,000 women between the ages of 50-79 from 1993 -1998. What did they find? Women with the highest intake of meat had a significantly higher rate of heart failure than women who ate less protein or got their protein from vegetables.

Researchers found that regardless of age, race or ethnicity, education, or if they had high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, anemia, or atrial fibrillation. Meat eaters had higher rates of heart failure. The researchers also suggested that other research was needed and that the findings should be interpreted with caution…

There is plenty of research on how eating less meat reduces your risk for heart disease. Here are a few.

How eating read meat can raise the risk of heart disease.

Eating processed red meat can lead to heart failure.

Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Heart Failure Risks: Effects of Red Meat, Processed Meat

Heart Disease

You might also like to know that the AHA receives funding from drug companies, like the ones that produce statins. Statins to lower your cholesterol. Statins have their own side effects. The AHA recommends that even healthy adults take statins. Their own online calculator over predicts heart disease risk by 75 – 150%, Women who take statins have a 48% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The AHA also raises money from food companies who pay $5,490 to $7,500 per product to gain the “heart-check mark” imprimatur from the AHA, renewable, at a price, every year.

If the AHA is suggesting that meat increases your risk for heart failure I would take this as a pretty strong bet it does and there is a lot more evidence to back that claim.

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