Red meat consumption associated with severe prostate cancer

David Goodhue – AHN News Reporter

San Francisco, CA, United States (AHN) – The consumption of ground and processed meat is related to the severity of aggressive prostate cancer, according to a new study.

The University of California, San Francisco researchers also said the correlation was primarily driven by meat that was grilled or barbequed. The link was especially strong then the meat was cooked well done.

The study consisted of 1,000 male participants.

The researchers said the link was because of the increased levels of carcinogens in meat when it is done on the grill or barbeque.

A full report on the study is published in the online edition of the Public Library of Science journal One.

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