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Meat consumption and cancer of unknown primary (CUP) risk: results from The Netherlands cohort study on diet and cancer

Meat eaters may have a high probability of developing cancer.

This research work studied the role meaty diets play in the development and spread of cancer. Researchers tracked the dietary and medical records of more than 5,000 Dutch men and women recruited from the Netherland Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer. 

The team of investigators identified a harmful relationship between meat intake and cancer occurrence. This study points out that high dietary intake of meat may favor the development and spread of cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2021
  • Karlijn E P E Hermans, Piet A van den Brandt, Caroline Loef, Rob L H Jansen, Leo J Schouten
  • Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200, Maastricht, The Netherlands. karlijn.hermans@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Department of Research, Comprehensive Cancer Organisation the Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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