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Study Shows Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk

Red meat diets have been associated with colon cancer risk for years.


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‘Avoiding red meat may reduce a woman’s risk of developing colon cancer, a new study out of England has found. The study, published online in International Journal of Cancer, was carried out by researchers at the University of Leeds. The researchers looked at 32,147 women… and followed their diet and health over the course of 17 years. In the end, there were 462 cases of colorectal cancer, or cancer that started in either the colon or the rectum…

Red meat diets have been associated with colon cancer risk for years. Researchers have sought to determine why other types of meat, such as poultry, are not associated with the same risk. According to Harvard Health, scientists suggested that this may be because individuals who eat high amounts of red meat have higher levels of N-nitroso compounds (NOCs), potentially cancer-causing chemicals, in their stool’. SOURCE…


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