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Well dear friends, can we ever win?  Your friend, lillian

Meat intake and colon cancer risk 

A new study suggests that high consumption levels of white meat may be
linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. Note: increased colon cancer
risk has been long associated with the consumption of red meat. Researchers
at the University of California studied data from the ongoing Adventist
Health Study of more than 34,000 California Seventh Day Adventists to reach
their conclusion. The study found that the strongest risk factor for colon
cancer among food-related variables was total meat intake, with those
people who ate red meat at least once per week having a 38% increased risk
of the disease, compared to those who abstained from red meat, and those
who consumed white meat having a 55% increased risk of the cancer, compared
to those who did not eat white meat. Authors note that the risk of colon
cancer increased with the overall level of meat consumed and that only one
type of food -- legumes -- was associated with a decreased risk of the
cancer. The study is in the American Journal of Epidemiology
(1998;148:761-774). 

MedBriefs (INC inc.) 10/25/98 


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