What cancer is linked to a diet high in red meat? Does eating less meat reduce the risk ofcancer?
According to research eating meat is associated with a higher risk of some types of cancer. The study found vegetarians and people who eat little meat have a significantly reduced risk of developing cancer. With the meat-eating group, the researchers calculated the risk of developing cancer for the other three groups. Women who are vegetarian are at lower risk of developing breast cancer postmenopause. Does eating less meat reduce cancer?
@nibodh Red meat is associated with an increased risk of colon and rectum cancer, and evidence also suggests it is associated with some other cancers, such as prostate and pancreatic cancer. Red meat has been preserved by smoking, curing, salting, and/or the addition of chemical preservatives. Red meat has Cancer-causing chemicals that develop when meat is burnt or charred. Use lower temperatures to avoid burning and charring. However, more research is needed to understand how red meat and processed meats influence cancer risk. The increased risk may be explained by the iron and fat content in red meat, and/or the salt and nitrates/nitrites in processed meats.