Overcooked meat ups bladder cancer risk - Macleans.ca
 

Overcooked meat ups bladder cancer risk

Charring can form cancer-causing chemicals: experts


 

In a new study, researchers found that people who ate well-done meat were twice as likely to develop bladder cancer than those who preferred it rare. Based on over 1,700 people, the findings were presented at a US cancer research conference. The risk was highest for those who ate well-done red meat like steaks, pork chops and bacon, the University of Texas team found, but even fried chicken and fish upped the risk. Three major types of cancer-causing chemicals, called heterocyclic amines, raised the risk by more than two and a half. In the 12-year study, researchers looked at how people metabolized meat, and found that having certain genes made people almost five times as likely to develop bladder cancer if they ate a lot of red meat. “These results strongly support what we suspected – people who eat a lot of red meat, particularly well-done red meat, such as fried or barbecued, seem to have a higher likelihood of bladder cancer,” lead researcher Xifeng Wu told the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Overcooked meat ups bladder cancer risk

  1. Undercooked meat increases your risk of gastrointestinal illness from bacterial contamination and parasites. I think I will continue to cook my meat properly.

  2. "those people having highest risk of cancer who eat red meat like steaks, pork chops and bacon, even fried chicken and fish upped. they having the possibility of types of cancer like bladder cancer."

  3. People who eat a lot of red meat…..What's considered '' a lot??'' in my part of the world 6 oz (kids) 8 oz (wife ) 12 oz and up..( dads ) …over indulging in anything is not good for you.

  4. I really wanna know more about this article. I love meat and I was wondering what would the normal consumption of it per month.