Red Meat may increase risk of breast cancer

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Red Meat may increase risk of Breast Cancer


Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston studying women who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study II from 1989 to 2003, have concluded that those consuming one and a half helpings of red meat per day had twice the hormone receptor-positive breast cancer risk of those consuming only 3 helpings per week.

The possible causes included hormones used in US cattle (not permitted in UK meat), heterocyclic amine carcinogens produced by the cooking process, IGF-1 and even haem-iron a known link to hormone induced cancer. 90,000 women featured in the study, which is recorded in the Archives of Internal Medicine.


 

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