Endometrial cancer and meat consumption: a case-control cohort study.

High endometrial cancer risk is associated with increased consumption of processed and unprocessed red meat.

This study investigated the relationship between the consumption of red meat, processed meat, poultry and fish and endometrial cancer incidence. Researchers examined the diets of 39,614 women recruited from the Canadian Study of Diet, Lifestyle, and Health for 7 years. The endometrial cancer risk hazard ratio was assessed in all the subjects.

Researchers observed that subjects who regularly consumed large servings of all types of meat, particularly red meat and processed meat products, had high odds of developing endometrial cancer. High intakes of poultry and fish were found to have no significant effect on endometrial cancer risk in this study. The findings of this study indicate that high consumption of processed and unprocessed red meat may contribute positively to the development of endometrial cancer.

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