Research Article
Volume 8 Issue 1 - 2021
Meat Consumption Behaviors among Cardiac Patients: The Dilemma of Red Meat and White Meat
Abeera Azam, Rehnuma Alam, Srija Shanker, Samina Tariq and M Akram Khan*
Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Center of Texas, United States
*Corresponding Author: M Akram Khan, Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Center of Texas, United States.
Received: October 09, 2020; Published: December 11, 2020




Abstract

Background: A healthy diet composed of low-saturated fat, high-fiber, high plant food has been shown to reduce the potential of adverse outcomes. On the other hand, red meat is tied to elevated risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With this study, we aim to find out the meat consumption behaviors among the cardiac patients as well as to discover their perception about red meat and white meat.

Methods: A total of 300 patients were surveyed at the Cardiac Center of Texas followed by a comprehensive literature search in the available databases (PubMed, Google Scholar) to identify studies that assessed mean consumption trends among patients with cardiovascular disease.

Results: The survey showed that the average meat consumption is relatively higher among men than women. They also have a higher red meat consumption per week. People in general eat more white meat compared to red meat. This is also largely due to the false perception of pork considered white meat (70.3% of the total subjects thought it is white meat).

Conclusion: A huge part of population uses meat particularly red and processed meat as a major component of their diets. There is a need to increase public's awareness about the unhealthy impact of eating red meat. Mass awareness should be created about pork being red meat and not the other white meat. Findings of this study can inform public health policy priorities for improving diet and reducing chronic disease burden in United States.

Keywords: Red Meat; White Meat; Cardiovascular Disease; Diet

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Citation: M Akram Khan.,et al. “Meat Consumption Behaviors among Cardiac Patients: The Dilemma of Red Meat and White Meat”. EC Cardiology 8.1 (2020): 10-18.

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