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Meat and Nutrition

Chhabi Lal Ranabhat

Yonsei University

Dr. Ranabhat is the Editorial Board Member at BMC, UK; Guest Editor for Frontiers in Public Health, Switzerland; Reviewer at International Journal of Environmental and Public Health Research, Switzerland; Global Health Promotion (SAGE Journals), USA and BMJ Open, UK.


Meat Production Poultry Non-poultry Global Consumption Nutrition Meat Borne Diseases Obesity Malnutrition Chronic Diseases Nutrition Policy Diet Public Health

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Human body needs essential amino acids that are mostly found in meat. In 2017 a research conducted by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser revealed that the world now produces more than four times the quantity of meat as it did fifty years ago. In 2013 the production was around 320 million tones, most of which was pork. Interesting fact is that the production of poultry is increasing most rapidly, perhaps because of market demands and turning to healthier food choices. Eighty billion animals are slaughtered each year for meat. In 2014 the average person in the world consumed around 43 kilograms of meat. This ranges from over 100 kg in the US and Australia to only 5 kg in India.

The health effects of this consumption are significant. Recent evidence from Evelyne Battaglia Richi (2015) indicated that the long-term large consumption of red meat and particularly processed meat is associated with an increased risk of total mortality, cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes, in both men and women. The strongest evidence relates to the association between consumption of red and processed meats and colorectal cancer risk, which led to a classification of red meat by the World Cancer Research Fund as a class 2A carcinogen (probably carcinogenic to humans), and processed meat as class 1 (carcinogenic). This situation is especially occurring in high income countries. In developing countries there is still a prevalence of undernutrition. According to the World Health Organization, protein-calorie malnutrition is prevalent in children and pregnant women. Approximately, 43% of children (230 million) in developing countries suffer from stunted growth.

This book hopes to provide new insights into the production of meat, the burden of diseases associated with excessive meat consumption, undernutrition associated with insufficiency of meat products and different health-related indicators related to the meat and nutrition. This book is applicable for researchers, policy makers and the students from the field of medical science, food science, nursing and public health.

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Chhabi Lal Ranabhat

Yonsei University

Dr. Chhabi Ranabhat is Research Scientists in Global Center for Research and Development and previous research fellow in Policy Research Institute, Nepal and the professional researcher in Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Service in 2016 from Yonsei University and special fellowship training on global burden of disease and policy implication from Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. He received two master degrees, one in Public Health from BP Koirala Institute of Health Science, the top health science university in Nepal and other one in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal as an outstanding student. He has more than seven years of working experience in the health system of Nepal as a policy expert, about two years experiences in World Health Organization Nepal research projects, and about three years experiences in Good Neighbors International, Nepal. His area of expertise is Health Service and Policies regarding The Global Burden of Diseases. He has published more than 60 research papers ( in reputed journals, and is the editor and reviewer of scientific journals with impact factors.

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