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Cheap red meat is helping kill off


Glasgow's poorest men 30 years before
their time
'You need to be able to afford to buy good-quality food. If you dont
and you cant get quality red meat without additives, youre going to
have an issue'
Ian Johnston Science Correspondent | 7 hours ago | !

The city of Glasgow has long been notorious for the


astonishing gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. Men
who can expect to die at the age of just 54 live within a few miles

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Now researchers believe they have found a key reason for this
disparity the regular consumption of cheap, processed meat,
particularly by the citys poorest men.
High levels of phosphate in red meat was linked to premature
ageing and kidney damage. And the study found that phosphate
was much more easily absorbed by the body from meat
containing additives.
Phosphate occurs naturally in many foodstus, such as meats,
sh, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. But consuming too
much of the substance wears down telomeres, vital structures on
the tips of a person's chromosomes that help protect against a
range of diseases -- from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer's
and cancer. Telomeres are so important that some scientists
even believe they can be measured to give an accurate prediction
of when someone will die.
Last year the World Health Organisation warned that processed
meat caused cancer and red meat was also probably
carcinogenic.

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The Glasgow study analysed people from the most deprived
and the least deprived areas covered by NHS Greater Glasgow.
The results, reporting in the journal Ageing, suggested that
phosphate from red meat consumption increased a person's
biological age in contrast to their actual age.

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red meat, they also tended to eat more fruit and vegetables which
helped oset the eect.
One of the researchers, Professor Paul Shiels, of Glasgow
University's Institute of Cancer Sciences, said the main reason
people were eating a bad diet was because they could not aord a
better one.
Its poverty, its not a personal choice. Addressing poverty is the
route to tackling this properly, he said.
You need to be able to aord to buy good-quality food. If you
dont and you cant get quality red meat without additives, youre
going to have an issue.
The researchers found the link between high phosphate levels
and more frequent consumption of red meat only in men. The
most deprived men had 7.4 per cent higher phosphate intake
than the least deprived.

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red meat might absorb 60 per cent of its phosphates, but would
take in 100 per cent from red meat with additives, Professor
Shiels said.

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Glasgow is known for consuming large amounts of Scotlands


other national drink, the soft drink Irn-Bru, which is another
source of phosphates.
But Professor Shiels said it did not appear to be a factor because
of the dierent ways the body absorbs dierent kinds of food and
drink. It contains a lot of phosphates but its not entering the
fray here, he said.
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Professor Shiels suggested people should rethink the idea that


red meat should be served at every meal.
As someone who grew up in that kind of environment my dad
was a butcher its scary to think about, he said.

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