Which cardiovascular outcome data are you referring to? I just looked up worldwide cardiovascular deaths on Our World in Data and this is what I found. Rates are deaths per 100,000 in 2017. I framed the Latin and Mediterranean numbers with the highest and lowest.

I don’t think anyone is saying that red meat is the only contributor to cardiovascular disease. This would be the only way to see a perfect correlation. Other risk factors clearly play a huge role — like smoking and hypertension.

Uzbekistan 724

Uruguay 161

Argentina 191

Greece 176

Italy 113

Spain 99

Japan 79


Dr. Chana Davis

Founder, Fueled by Science


Source: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/cardiovascular-disease-death-rates

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