Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

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Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

October 15, 2014
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Red or processed meat products increase your risk of bladder cancer, according to a meta-analysis in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

Researchers examined 25 articles published between 1980 and 2014 which included 1,558,848 participants worldwide. High consumption of red and processed meat by participants in America lead to a 25 and 33 percent increased risk of bladder cancer, respectively, compared with low consumption. The results also showed an increased risk of breast cancer with high intakes of these products.

Read more about red and processed meat products here.

Li F, An S, Hou L, Chen P, Lei C, Tan W. Red and processed meat intake and risk of bladder cancer: a meta-analysis. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014;7:2100-2110.

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