Study links red meat to increased breast cancer risk

LONDON (AP) – A new study suggests that women who eat lots of hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

Doctors have long warned that a diet loaded with red meat is linked to cancers including those of the colon and pancreas, but there has been less evidence for its role in breast cancer.

Researchers at Harvard University analyzed data from more than 88,000 women aged 26 to 45 who had filled in surveys in 1991. Their red meat intake varied from never or less than once a month, to six or more servings a day.

Initial results of the study were first published in 2006 and showed a preliminary link between eating red meat and breast cancer after 12 years. The latest research confirmed the earlier findings with longer follow-up information, and analyzed other types of breast cancer.

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus