MEN, RED MEAT & PROSTATE CANCER
Posted December 11, 2009 in Fitness & Nutrition
…SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Aren’t “real” men supposed to love red meat? The media hypes it big time with rugged cowboys supposedly thriving on it, right? WRONG! I hate to burst your bubble but red meat, processed meats and prostate cancer go hand in hand. I’ve been following the studies and can confidently report to you today that the results are pretty conclusive. One large study involving over 17,000 men ages 50 to 71 (over 9 years) found that those men who ate the most red and processed meats had significantly elevated risk of developing prostate cancer at any stage and, particularly, advanced cancer.
RED MEAT & GRILLING/BARBEQUEING
I know you don’t want to hear it but …. The researchers found a direct link to grilling and BBQ’d red meats and prostate cancer. They believe the link involves high-heat cooking and the chemicals it produces, namely polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines known to cause cancer in animals.
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