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Red and processed meat consumption and cancer outcomes: Umbrella review

Eating red and processed meat products regularly can lead to the development of various forms of cancer, including breast, colorectal, gastric, lung, nasopharyngeal, endometrial, oral, prostate, and esophageal cancer.

This study evaluated the risk of cancer associated with dietary intake of red and processed meat. Researchers conducted a meticulous meta-analysis on data obtained from 72 studies.

Researchers discovered that consumers of red and processed meats had greater odds of being diagnosed with different types of cancer, including breast, colorectal, gastric, lung, nasopharyngeal, endometrial, oral, prostate, and esophageal cancer. This meta-analysis adds to the growing body of evidence that state that red and processed meat might be a risk factor for cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2021
  • Yin Huang, Dehong Cao, Zeyu Chen, Bo Chen, Jin Li, Jianbing Guo, Qiang Dong, Liangren Liu, Qiang Wei
  • Department of Urology/Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China; West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Department of Urology/Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. Department of Urology/Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. Electronic address: liuliangren@scu.edu.cn. Department of Urology/Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. Electronic address: weiqiang933@126.com.
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