Processed Red Meat Can Be Linked To Bladder CancerAugust 23rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Consumption of red meat is fraught with risks. It can eventually lead to cancer! The link of red meat & cancer has been established once again with various US studies pointing out that the chemicals that are used to preserve cold cuts and to paint the hot dogs pink may actually be responsible for cancer of the bladder.
The reports state that the chemicals react with the other ingredients present in the red meat during the cooking process resulting in the formation of several harmful N-nitroso compounds. These compounds are believed to be carcinogenic in nature. They come into direct contact with the lining of the urinary bladder during the process of excretion which may be hazardous to health.
The study began in 1995 which included data of 300,933 men and women from all across the United States of America. The researchers found that bladder cancer was more likely to be found in people who consumed processed red meat products.
The study led by Dr Amanda Cross and her team of researchers from the National Cancer Institute had been published in the journal, Cancer. Cross also stated that almost 70,000 Americans have already been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder with another 2% likely to develop it in their life time.
She also added that while the study could not be taken as a conclusive evidence it does reinforce the fact that intake of red meat is linked with cancer in some form or the other.
The American Association for Cancer Research also presented certain facts relating the intake of red meat to cancer at its 101st Annual Meeting, 2010. An inordinately high consumption of red meat and fried meat together with the genetic background may cause cancer reported Jie Lin an assistant professor of epidemiology associated with the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
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