Honduras has one of the highest rates of obesity in Latin America, and according to new research, that obesity has led to a lot of meat eating.
The researchers studied how meat consumption affects weight gain and waist circumference, and found that it was associated with an increase in the amount of protein that is absorbed by the body.
“We found that people who ate meat in large quantities were more likely to be obese,” lead researcher Luis Rocha, a researcher at the Center for Food Security Research, told Newsweek.
“But people who eat less meat were less likely to become obese.”
The study was published in the Journal of Obesity.