Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Original Article

Meat intake and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: A meta-analysis

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Department of Gastroenterology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China; These authors contributed to this work equally

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Department of Hematology,Shandong Provincial Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China; Department of Hematology, Tai’an Central Hospital, Tai’an, Shandong, China; These authors contributed to this work equally

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Department of Gastroenterology, Tai’an Central Hospital, Tai’an, Shandong, China

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Department of Gastroenterology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China

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Department of Gastroenterology, Zhangqiu People's Hospital, Jinan, Shandong, China

Turk J Gastroenterol 2015; 26: 492-497
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2015.0106
Read: 426 Downloads: 58 Published: 25 July 2019

Abstract

Background/Aims: This meta-analysis is designed to determine the association between meat consumption and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease.

 

Materials and Methods: Search relevant literature published in PubMed, Cochrane before July 2015 without restrictions. Studies were included if relative ratios and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals of the risk of inflammatory bowel disease were reported with respect to meat consumption.

 

Results: Nine studies were included in this meta-analysis. Relative to those who did not or seldom eat meat, meat consumers had a significantly greater risk of inflammatory bowel disease (pooled relative ratio: 1.50, 95% confidence interval: 1.15–1.95). The funnel plot revealed no evidence for publication bias.

 

Conclusion: Meat consumption may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease. Additional large prospective studies are warranted to verify this association. 

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