Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meat Doesn't Cause Breast Cancer

Study debunks link between meat and breast cancer
By Ann Bagel Storck on 5/26/2009

There is no link between eating meat and developing breast cancer, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health and the American Association of Retired Persons.

The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, followed 120,755 postmenopausal women who provided information about what they ate during 1995 and 1996, when the research took place. The study also included detailed information about meat preparation methods. Over the next eight years, 3,818 of the women developed breast cancer.

The researchers, led by Geoffrey C. Kabat at Albert Einstein College in New York, concluded that their findings "do not support the hypothesis that a high intake of meat, red meat, processed meat, meat cooked at high temperatures or meat mutagens is associated with increased risk of breast cancer." Link

Another study has been released that finds no link between eating meat and cancer. In this case, breast cancer, in particular was studied. Consumers continue getting bombarded with studies that produce conflicting results. This can only lead to one conclusion for me, and that is to eat in moderation and make sure that your diet does include meat and dairy products.

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