Because you don’t like the gory feeling, many people choose to eat steak well-done. However, it is not very healthy to eat this way. Eating red meat is inherently more likely to increase the burden of the liver, while eating a cooked steak can raise the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to the highest, according to a new Israeli study. The study was published in the International Journal of Hepatology .
There is evidence that eating too much meat is linked to increased risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but there are few scientific studies linking meat intake to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. To this end, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel conducted a survey of dietary and culinary habits of 789 adults. Participants provided data and received ultrasound and insulin resistance tests. The results showed that people who ate processed meat and red meat were more likely to have liver disease than those who ate less than 47%, and the likelihood of insulin resistance was 55% higher. Not only that, the longer the heat is prepared for red meat, the higher the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. The researchers explained that the meat itself produced a inflammatory-promoting compound called heterocyclic amines, in the form of a barbecue or frying to cook meat to “ripe”.
Sila Zebe Saki, the first author of the study, said: “To prevent insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, choose fish or chicken as the source of animal protein.” In addition, cooking meat is healthier than roasting at a high temperature and frying until the meat is cooked. “