Exposure to red meat may help the recovery process after health-care visits in hospitalized patients. Cooking meat severely damages the cells ability to generate energy and disrupt the bodys metabolism. Symptoms of diarrhea appear 6 to 14 days after the presence of red meat in the patients hospital stays.

There are few other studies on the enzymes metabolism after cooking but our study provides evidence that cooking a portion of red meat can have a profoundly beneficial effect on processes of the body and the immune system.

Makoto Okano a graduate student from the Pine-tailed Otago International Medical and Veterinary Research Centre in Auckland.

Dr. Nakako Yanagiya a professor of science and nutrition at the International University of Tsukuba Japan and colleagues evaluated the effect of cooking red meat on markers of cell metabolism and immune function. Cell metabolism and immune function are both involved in the recovery and repair following cuts scrapes stent infections and other traumatic injuries.

The authors compared the type and amount of red and white meat the patients consumed. They also tested the effects on sympathetic nervous systems in the kidneys. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system is an immune system response when the body is stressed or when it is in danger. The researchers measured the activation response using the enzyme CYP2A4 enzyme. CYP2A4 is an enzyme found in cells converting sugars into essential nutrients.

They cooked and analyzed samples of beef pork and venison. We processed the samples of red meat and white meat separately and found there is a difference in the appeal of the processed meat says Dr. Okano. We suggest that cooking could help patients to better cope with their digestive symptoms.

A typical vegan diet includes mushrooms and vegetables depending on total calories environmental factors and nutritional needs. Inclusion of these types of recipes could help improve the health of other survivors. However there is no magic bullet for successful long term dietary changes.