Eat Meat, Have Cancer in Liver, Lung, Colorectal and Esophagus.

Last Revised on December 12, 2007

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Recent studies done by United States researchers have found that risk of having many kinds of cancer increases as we eat more processed meats, especially the red meats. The types of cancers include colorectal cancer and the lung cancer.

They found out that eating a lot of meat gives you a higher risk of getting cancers in liver and esophagus. Especially for the men, they get into higher risk of pancreatic cancer if they eat a lot of red meat.

Red meat is defined as all types of meat like beef, pork and lamb. Processed meat includes bacon, red meat sausage, poultry sausage, luncheon meats, cold cuts, ham and most types of hot dogs like turkey dogs.

People who eat meat lot, and falls into the category of top 20 percent of processed meat eating have a 20 percent increased risk of rectal cancer and 16 percent higher risk of lung cancer.

Not just in the U.S., eating meat has been known to cause risk of cancer from hundreds of epidemiological studies from many countries with diverse diets.

“A decrease in the consumption of red and processed meat could reduce the incidence of cancer at multiple sites,” Dr. Amanda Cross and colleagues at the U.S. National Cancer Institute wrote in their report. Red meat intake was not associated with gastric or bladder cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, or melanoma.

Meat is the source of saturated fat and iron, which have independently been associated with carcinogenesis. Meat is also a source of several chemicals known to cause DNA mutations, including N-nitroso compounds (NOCs), heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

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One Response to “Eat Meat, Have Cancer in Liver, Lung, Colorectal and Esophagus.”

  1. sonu Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 9:04 am

    lol. i see so you will get cancer if you eat meat.

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