Links between eating red meat and distal colon cancer in women

A new study suggests that a diet free from red meat significantly reduces the risk of a type of colon cancer in women living in the United Kingdom. When comparing the effects of certain diets to cancer development in specific subsites of the colon, scientists found that those regularly eating red meat compared to a red meat-free diet had higher rates of distal colon cancer -- cancer found on the descending section of the colon, where faeces is stored.

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Source: Science Daily

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn's & Colitis , Foundation of America
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