Fruits & Vegetables
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Healthy Living, Lifestyle.

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

About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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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.