High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/healthday/071211/high-meat-consumption-linked-to-heightened-cancer-risk.htm

Say No to Atkins and Paleo and no Zone diets… also do some research on chicken and fish which is meat last time I recall… They also when cooked on grills, baked, and fried create mutagens called Heterocyclic Amines.

“Red and processed meats have been associated with an elevated risk with colorectal cancer. We investigated whether this association was also evident for cancers at other anatomic sites,” explained lead author Amanda Cross, an epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). “This is the largest study to look at the effect of red and processed meat on multiple cancer sites, including rarer cancers, such as laryngeal and liver cancer.”

People worrying about cancer and diet should take a balanced approach, said Doyle. ” No one food is going to put our cancer risk over the top. If you are someone who eats steak or pork or lamb or salami or hot dogs, etc., on a regular basis and/or in large portion sizes, I would probably suggest you look for healthier protein sources to include in your diet,” she added.

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