Paper: An Analysis of How Heavy Processed Meat Intake Leads to Getting Diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease in many Americans. Latest studies show that eating heavy processed meats leads to type 2 diabetes. Should the society completely stop eating these meats, or just not eat as much? We must cut down the eating of these processed meats in our society. This study was pointed at men between the age of 40 to 75 who often ate processed meats. Dr. Hu studied 42,504 men who were healthy and between the age of 40 to 75 that ate processed meats. 12 years later, researchers compared the dietary pattern of those who developed type 2 diabetes. Hu said that the big increase in risk for diabetes 2 came among those who ate the processed meats five times or more per week. The results were adjusting for the known effects of such things as smoking, obesity, fat intake and physical activity. Risks of diabetes may be affected by other foods often consumed in meals containing processed meats. The sample that Dr. Hu provided was a very large number, but he only studied a certain group of people. Dr. Hu proposed a non-probability study taken from these random subjects. Dr. Hu only chose men between the age group of 40 to 75 and in good health. If Dr. Hu wanted to come out with an even more accurate study, he could have included women and children at different weights. Dr. Hu may have gathered this information from doctors, or even volunteers. Even though the number Dr. Hu presented, his study was still a non-probability. Dr. Hu's study contained one negative instance. It showed that 46% of the 42,504 men got type 2 diabetes, so 54% of that number did not get diabetes. There is not a large significant number to these instances. There is only a little more than half that did not get type 2 diabetes. Those who didn't eat as much processed meat and the population that did not consume them at all constitute for the negative instances. In conclusion, Dr. Hu and his study offers some health information one might want to follow to steer away from type 2 diabetes. Dr. Hu should randomly select the people he chooses next time because it would make the results more accurate. One may want to get away from processed meats completely, or maybe just cut down to reduce their chances of diabetes. According to Dr. Hu, he thinks that people that eat processed meats at least five times a week are at a much greater risk than those who eat them two times a week. This study was to inform the public about how the eating of processed meats is linked to type 2 diabetes. ...