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  2. May 31, 2022

Red Meat Increases Risk for Colorectal Cancer Among Black Women

Red meat consumption increases the risk for colorectal cancer among Black women, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Food questionnaires from over 50,000 participants in the Black Women's Health Study showed a 33% increased risk for late-onset colorectal cancer for every 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of red meat eaten per day.


Yiannakou I, Barber LE, Li S, et al. A prospective analysis of red and processed meat intake in relation to colorectal cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. J Nutr. 2022;152(5):1254-1262. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab419 

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