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2009-06-26 15:41:06

High intake of dietary fats from red meat and dairy products was associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study published online June 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This study was undertaken because research relating fat intake to pancreatic cancer was inconclusive. To examine the association, Rachael Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and...

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2009-05-26 09:35:00

There is no link between eating meat and the risk of breast cancer in older women according to the research from a large study. Saturated fat, which is mostly found in animal products, has been tied to higher breast cancer risk in some studies, but not others. These new results come from 120,755 postmenopausal women that participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.  The participants provided information on what they ate and when they ate certain types of foods during 1995 and...

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2009-04-22 08:03:08

Meat cooked at high temperatures to the point of burning and charring may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009. Kristin Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, said the finding was linked to consumption of well and very well done meats cooked by frying, grilling or barbecuing. Cooking in this way can form carcinogens, which do not form...

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2009-03-24 06:55:00

In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that older Americans who consume large amounts of red meat and processed meat appear to have a modestly increased risk of death from heart disease, cancer and other causes.  In contrast, a higher intake of white meat appeared to be associated with a slightly decreased risk for overall death and cancer death. "Meat intake varies substantially around the world, but the impact of consuming higher...

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2009-03-16 13:35:00

A UK study claims a vegetarian diet may help to protect against cancer, BBC News reported. The study showed that people who did not eat meat had significantly fewer cancers overall than those who did, according to analysis of data from 52,700 men and women. However, the researchers also found a higher rate of colorectal cancer (a disease linked with eating red meat) among the vegetarians. Doctors say that while it is widely recommended that people eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a...

2008-08-07 18:01:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Cancer Research finds itself and its landmark expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, caught in the middle of a furious PR battle between two interest groups. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is using the AICR report's conclusions to bolster its campaign to get all processed meats out of U.S. schools. AICR is not affiliated with...

2008-08-05 18:00:00

By Sally Williams SUFFICIENT amounts of bluetongue vaccine need to be made available across Wales in time for the September sales, a farmers' union warned last night. President of NFU Cymru, Dai Davies said livestock traditionally moved from west to east during the peak time for pedigree cattle and lamb trading and he hoped that the September sales would be "viable". He pointed out that the problems posed by bluetongue, a disease spread by midges, cut livestock entries by up to 40% at...

2008-07-28 21:00:33

Moderation can keep the barbecue from becoming a pit of unhealthy eating and drinking, U.S. cancer experts advise. Staff members at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey say nutrition can play a part in the treatment as well as the prevention of cancer. During barbecue season, the American Institute for Cancer guidelines for food choices suggest that to help reduce the risk of some cancers: -- If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to two for men and one for women a day. -- Limit...

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2008-07-02 18:40:00

Scientists say that adopting just a couple of elements of the Mediterranean diet could cut the risks of developing cancer by 12%. Just using more olive oil alone cuts the risk by 9%, according to a study of 26,000 Greeks. The diet also includes higher amounts of fruits, vegetables, cereals, and less red meat. Men might cut their risk of prostate cancer by adding broccoli to meals, a separate study has found. Spain and Greece have lower rates of illnesses like heart disease. The people...

2008-06-30 21:02:30

By Robert Warren COLUMBUS -- Please, before stuffing that fresh-off-the-grill burger down your gullet, take a few moments to make sure it's thoroughly cooked. I know, you like it a little pink. Heck, I like mine bloody red if I can get it. But now is not the time to partake of such red meat indulgences. By now, you've probably heard that there are a bunch of people in Ohio and that other state just north of here who inadvertently invited some E. coli to take up residence in their...


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