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En studie om köttkonsumtion och individers medvetenhet om hälsoeffekter
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The emission of green house gases from animal agriculture has grown in recent years and is contributing to climate change and increased risk for chronic diseases. Red and processed meat can have positive health effects, such as getting enough nutrients as vitamins and protein to your diet, but can also increase the risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2. The objective of this study was to determine the meat consumption in adults and the factors that may affect this consumption. A secondary objective of this study was to find out if consumer’s are informed about the health risks regarding meat consumption. A questionnaire was sent out on Facebook where anyone could answer and later these answers where analyzed and compiled. The results show that men had a more positive attitude to meat consumption and health effects than women. Individuals who consume more meat is likely to think it effects them positively, this may be due to either ignorance or lack of information. Individuals avoiding or consuming less meat, did it in concern for the animals and to diminish the negative effects on their health and the environment. The conclusion of this study is that there are still people who think meat consumption has only positive health effects and therefore information needs to be uniformed so there can be no misunderstandings or doubts about the health effects from meat consumption. 

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2018. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
Red meat, meat consumption, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166503OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-166503DiVA, id: diva2:1379322
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2019-12-17 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved

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