Avoid Red Meat To Reduce The Risk of Esophageal And Stomach CancersAccording to recent research, people who regularly consume red meat are found to be more prone to certain types of cancer in the stomach as well as throat. People who consume hamburgers and steaks in moderation are found to be less affected by these fatal health problems.
A sample of nearly 50,000 adults was taken for this study and the dietary patterns of these people were observed over a decade. It was found that people who loved to eat red meat often developed cancerous growth in the stomach or esophagus. It was because of certain substances generated as a result of cooking the meat.
In fact, it was found that 20% of the people who consumed the most amount of meat were about 79% more at the risk of developing cancer as compared to the bottom 20% of the people who consumed red meat in the least quantity. Cancerous growth was mainly observed in the upper lining of the esophagus.
It was also found that Heterocyclic amine (HCA) compounds were found in the cooked meat dishes which gave rise to cancer development in the upper part of the stomach that is situated near the esophagus. This happens when meat is cooked to high temperatures like grilling or smoked in an open flame. Such consumption of meat in fact, affected the lab animals also when given for testing.
This does not mean that consuming red meat is the only cause of the types of cancers. It only proves that there is an increased risk as suggested by the research.
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