Nutritional impact of excluding red meat from the Canadian diet

E. G. Kebebe, N. Ibrahim, R. White, K. Wittenberg, H. M. Aukema, T. A. McAllister, N. Riediger, G. Legesse, E. J. McGeough, K. Ominski

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to examine differences in nutrient intake between consumers and non-consumers of red meat and to assess nutritional adequacy of consumers relative to Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) in Canada. Matching estimators were used to identify differences in nutrient intake between the two groups. Statistically significant differences were observed in nutrient intake between red meat consumers and non-consumers, including lower daily intake of protein, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D, and zinc and a higher daily intake of dietary fiber, folate, and magnesium among Canadians who did not consume red meat. Further, red meat consumers and non-consumers had nutrient intakes below RDA for dietary energy, fiber, and calcium. While individuals who did not consume red meat were at increased risk of calcium, vitamin D, energy, and potassium inadequacy, those who consumed red meat were at increased risk of dietary fiber, vitamin A, and magnesium inadequacy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109161
JournalMeat Science
Volume201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Canadian Community Health Survey
  • Matching estimators
  • Nutrient intake
  • Recommended daily allowance
  • Red meat consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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