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New Harvard Study Links Red Meat To Breast Cancer

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Before you take another bite of that hamburger, check out the latest research linking diet and the incidence of breast cancer by Harvard University.

The consumption of red meat has long been linked to cancers of the colon and pancreas, but a new discovery has been made connecting diets high in red meat to breast cancer in women. Researchers at Harvard University analyzed data from 88,000 women between the ages of 26-45. The women filled out a survey concerning their dietary habits in 1991, and the results of the study showed a preliminary link between eating red meat and breast cancer after 12 years.

Scientists suspect proteins in red meat speed up cell division and tumor growth and nitrates in processed meat are known carcinogens, which could explain why breast cancer risk is 12.5% higher in developed countries like the US. Although the link between breast chance and red meat appears to be weak and other causal factors have not been ruled out, the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle is paramount for a long, healthy life.

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VIA NBC News

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  • Harry

    Hey there Maria. Do you have a link to the published Journal?

    • Beth M Downs

      Of course she doesn’t provide the link to the actual study. Do you *seriously* take her for a legitimate journalist or source of information? Please. This is 100% eco-hype.

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