Thursday, April 21, 2005

Health v4 - Meat gives you cancer

After yesterday's devotion of mental energy to the subject of health, I couldn't help but notice a headline floating around today's News

Meaty Diet Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
By Charlene Laino, WebMD Medical News
Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD

April 20, 2005 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- New studies presented at a major cancer meeting reinforce the old adage that you are what you eat (and drink).

One study shows that green tea may stave off prostate cancer. Another study suggests that eating a lot of hot dogs, sausage, and other processed meats may raise the risk of pancreatic cancerrisk of pancreatic cancer.

Loading up on red meat also seems to increase the chance of developing pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly of tumors, says study researcher Ute Nothlings, DrPH, MSE.

"The findings suggest that eating less processed meat and less red meat might help prevent pancreatic cancer," she tells WebMD. Nothlings is a researcher at the Cancer Research Center at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

Red meat has also been linked to an increase in colon cancer.

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The only way it could be more obvious is if the animals fought back when you tried to kill and eat them. ...