Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Evidence Links Red Meat to Cancer

An extensive 10-year study of over 500,000 people across Europe has turned up some interesting links between diet and cancer. The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) reported that bowel cancer risk was a third higher for those who regularly ate over two 80-gram portions of red or processed meat a day, compared to less than one a week. While eating poultry apparently had no impact on cancer risk, people who ate one portion or more of fish every other day were nearly a third less likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer than those who ate fish less than once a week. EPIC's study is reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


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