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Trends in meat consumption in the USA.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21070685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the trends, distribution, potential determinants and public health implications of meat consumption within the USA.
DESIGN: We examined temporal trends in meat consumption using food availability data from the FAO and US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and further evaluated the meat intake by type (red, white, processed) in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) linked to the MyPyramid Equivalents Database (MPED).
RESULTS: Overall meat consumption has continued to rise in the USA and the rest of the developed world. Despite a shift towards higher poultry consumption, red meat still represents the largest proportion of meat consumed in the USA (58 %). Twenty-two per cent of the meat consumed in the USA is processed. According to the NHANES 2003-2004, total meat intake averaged 128 g/d. The type and quantities of meat reported varied by education, race, age and gender.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the plausible epidemiological evidence for red and processed meat intake in cancer and chronic disease risk, understanding the trends and determinants of meat consumption in the USA, where meat is consumed at more than three times the global average, should be particularly pertinent to researchers and other public health professionals aiming to reduce the global burden of chronic disease.
Carrie R Daniel; Amanda J Cross; Corinna Koebnick; Rashmi Sinha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural     Date:  2010-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1475-2727     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  2011-05-17     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6120 Executive Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease / epidemiology
Diet / adverse effects,  trends*
Food Supply / statistics & numerical data*
Meat / adverse effects,  statistics & numerical data*,  supply & distribution
Meat Products / adverse effects,  statistics & numerical data,  supply & distribution
Middle Aged
Nutrition Policy / trends
Nutrition Surveys
Public Health*
United States
United States Department of Agriculture / statistics & numerical data
Young Adult
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