Doctors from the US National Cancel Institute published a report that show how eating meat leads to higher risk of cancers. After studying 500,000 people aged from 50 to 71 for eight years, they diagnosed 53,396 cases of cancer.
The people in the top 20 per cent of eating processed meat had a 20 per cent higher risk of colorectal cancer - mostly rectal cancer - and a 16 per cent higher risk for lung cancer.
As reported in The Age this research only confirms what have been established in over a hundred epidemiological studies from many countries with
The good new is that read meat is not proven to cause all cancers, eg gastric or bladder
cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, or melanoma. Is it any consolation?
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