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Jan 31, 2006

How Red Meat Increases Colon Cancer Risk

How Red Meat Increases Colon Cancer Risk
Researchers claim that they have found the link between red meat and cancer. It was well known to the scientific community that eating lots of red meat increases the risk of many types of cancers including colorectal cancers.

This new research finding highlighting the connection between eating red meat was done by researchers from Dunn Human Nutrition Unit and is published in the journal Cancer Research.

Previous research results published by Dunn team showed that the chance of developing the disease was a third higher for people who regularly ate more than two portions per day of red meat compared with those who ate less than one portion per week. In this recent study Dunn team examined cells from the lining of the colon taken from healthy volunteers eating different diets.

Researchers have found higher levels of DNA damage in the cells taken from people eating red meat. The reason for this damage could be the presence of substances called N-nitrosocompounds, which form in the large bowel after eating red meat.

These compounds could alter the structure of DNA, which in turn may become susceptible to harmful mutations that increase the likelihood of cancer

Professor David Shuker, head of the Open University team, said: "These combined discoveries have allowed us to link red meat consumption to an increased risk of bowel cancer and may give us some clues about developing a screening test for very early changes related to the disease."


Sue      



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Colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the inner wall of the large intestine or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in the United States. Each year over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States. Most, of these cancers develop from growths in the colon called polyps. Removal of these polyps can prevent colon cancer.

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