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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 06:50 PM
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127. This is very helpful, thanks...
tIndeed, Marjorie McCullough, Sc.D., strategic director of nutritional epidemiology with the American Cancer Institute, cautioned that the link between high meat consumption and a broad range of cancers -- including prostate and pancreatic -- is possible, but not entirely clear. However, she said there is a consistent association between red and processed meats and a risk of colon cancer. Scientists have hypothesized that the nitrates in processed meats are a possible culprit, as are the chemicals formed when red meat is cooked at high temperatures.

"What people always ask next, is 'what is the magic number?' in terms of servings of meat to aim for," McCullough said. "Unfortunately, there is no real magic number. I generally say that if you currently eat red meat, you should cut back by half." (The American Cancer Society recommends that people limit their intake of red and processed meats, but also does not provide an exact figure.)


Very helpful, indeed. :eyes:
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