Could Eating Too Much Red Meat Cause Breast Cancer?

The one question people ask when they are diagnosed with cancer is, “Why Me?” Many times it’s genetics, environmental factors and the lifestyle you lead. Doctors continue to advise people to eat a balanced diet with protein, vegetables and fruits that help protect you from diseases such as cancer. What you eat can often make you stronger or more susceptible to diseases like breast cancer. Is there a strong link between consuming a lot of red meat and being diagnosed with cancer?

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Maryam S. Farvid, a visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health found that young women who ate higher amounts of red meat do in fact have a higher risk of breast cancer. The scientist and her team found that women who ate the most red meat in adolescence or early adulthood had an increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life.200422798-001