Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meat and cancer are linked

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have found found that a 10 percent increase in the proportion of processed foods in a person’s diet resulted in 12 percent more cancers, including 11 percent more  breast cancers.

The five-year study consistently tracked the diets of nearly 105,000 participants, none of whom had cancer at the start of the survey.

After the study period, they found 2,228 cancer diagnoses, including hundreds of breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. 

The study shows a link, but falls short of meaning that increased meat consumption causes cancers.