According to this study, mutton & pork can increase risk of breast cancer

According to this study, mutton & pork can increase risk of breast cancer

It has been discovered that those women who breastfeed their children for more than a year are less attacked by breast cancer.

The World Health Organization has declared red meat a probable carcinogen, and this new study adds breast cancer to a list of cancers linked to red meat, including beef, veal, pork, lamb and some game.

'Our study adds further evidence red meat consumption may be associated with increased risk of breast cancer whereas poultry was associated with decreased risk.

For the study, researchers examined consumption of several meat types, in addition to their cooking practices.

The relationship between red meat consumption and poultry consumption to breast cancer was completely inverse; eating more red meat increased the risk of breast cancer while eating more poultry decreased the risk.

Researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the US found an association between increased red meat consumption and a higher risk of breast cancer while eating more poultry was associated with a lower chance of contracting the disease. They also had a greater risk of having invasive breast cancer.

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Clare Shaw, a consultant dietician in oncology at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, U.K., said the research study is of "good quality", but cautioned against interpreting the findings as a causal relationship between red meat consumption and an increased risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the number one cancer among women worldwide.

The report was published August 6 in the International Journal of Cancer.

The research, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found cooking method made no difference to women's risk.

Professor Pharoah said: 'While there are many reasons to reduce red meat intake, the data from this study are of limited relevance to people making dietary choices'.

One expert was quick to point out, however, the study only looked at women with a family history of breast cancer. A small percentage of men are attacked by cancer of the breast but is very common to women.

In contrast, those who ate more chicken and turkey saw their breast cancer chances plummet by 15 percent.

Dr Emma Derbyshire, a spokesperson for the Meat Advisory Panel - funded by the red meat industry, added: 'As with most things, balance is key'.



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