Skip to content
Meat Butcher Cuts

Red Meat Consumption Shown to Increase Risk of Breast Cancer


Eating high amounts of red meat has been associated with a higher
risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Now a new study
suggests that red meat consumption may also increase the risk of breast cancer.





The researchers looked at consumption of different meat
categories for 42,012 women who participated in the Sister Study. The women
were followed for an average of 7.6 years, and all incidences of breast cancer
were recorded.





Women who consumed the highest amount of red meat were found to
have a 23% higher risk of invasive breast cancer compared to women who consumed
the least amount. In contrast, women who consumed the highest amount of poultry
had a 15% lower risk of invasive breast cancer compared to those who ate the
least amount. Women who substituted red meat for poultry also had a decreased risk
of breast cancer.





The study was conducted by researchers from Columbia University
and the National University of Singapore. It was published online ahead of
print on August 6, 2019 in the International
Journal of Cancer
.


Previous article Living Close To Major Roads Associated With Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment

Related Posts

Study Finds Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline
Study Finds Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline
Previous research had suggested that taking an aspirin a day may help reduce the risk of dementia due to its’ anti-in...
Read More
Taking a Hot Bath Daily May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Taking a Hot Bath Daily May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Taking a hot bath is not only enjoyable, it may also offer several health benefits including relieving muscle pain, e...
Read More
Daily Protein Consumption Should Be Spread Evenly Throughout the Day
Daily Protein Consumption Should Be Spread Evenly Throughout the Day
As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass and muscle strength, making it even more important to consume the recommended ...
Read More
×