Skip to comments.Red meat fuels bowel cancer risk
Posted on 06/20/2005 9:35:28 PM PDT by SupplySider
LONDON, England -- People who eat too much red and processed meat increase their risk of bowel cancer by up to a third, according to a new study. The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) concluded the risk of developing the disease for people who regularly ate more than two portions of red and processed meat a day was a third (35 percent) higher than for those who ate less than one portion a week. The latest research, published Wednesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, used data from a study of the diets of more than half a million people across Europe. The study also found the risk of developing bowel cancer increased for those people who had a diet low in fiber. Poultry was not found to influence the risk, but the researchers did find that people who ate more fish faced less chance of developing the disease. The risk of bowel cancer dropped by nearly a third (30 percent) for people who ate one portion or more of fish every other day -- compared to those who ate fish less than once a week. The research was funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Obesity risks Professor Sheila Bingham, a principal investigator of the study from the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit in Cambridge, eastern England, told the Press Association: "People have suspected for some time that high levels of red and processed meat increase risk of bowel cancer, but this is one of the largest studies worldwide and the first from Europe of this type to show a strong relationship. "The overall picture is very consistent for red and processed meat and fiber across all the European populations studied."
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well, Ruth's Chris is to die for... that's my motto...
LOL. I've not seen that at Chinese buffets, but at Ponderosa. (Sorry, Ponderosa people, also Bonanza.) The very last time I ate at Ponderosa, there were a trio of very, very large people. They were hoarding the chicken wings (it was chicken wing Tuesday) and were actually relaying the wings in massive quantities back to their booth, complete with shouting backing and forth and rushing up as the cook came out with another giant vat of wings. It wasn't crowded, they weren't booted out, and I never ate there again. This wasn't the first time it had happened before at this Ponderosa, but it was the worst.
==I'll add that the death rate is still 100%. We'll all die someday. I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day.
Now there's some sound wisdom and sage advice worth listening to! :o)
That's a great point. I also wonder about the difference between organic meat and meat from animals that have been repeatedly dosed with every kind of drug.
I eat vegetarian, but I think reasonable amounts of uncontaminated red meat won't hurt someone who eats other foods and exercises.