The association between types of meat consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a federated meta-analysis in the InterConnect project
The habitual consumption of red and
processed meat may elevate the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, research
evidence to-date has been highly heterogenous, reflecting a variation
in dietary habits related to meat consumption and T2D risk. Existing evidence is predominantly from North America and Europe, with little information from Australia, or other areas. Moreover, evidence for poultry intake remains sparse. To better understand the potential link between meat consumption and T2D by geographical regions, the participation of ALSWH study in InterConnect, an international collaboration, will be important. A unique feature of InterConnect project is that a federated meta-analysis approach is employed so all data will stay at source and the analysis will come to the data. We are aiming to recruit 30 studies worldwide in this meta-analysis project.