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The role of red and processed meat in colorectal cancer development a perspective

The role of red and processed meat in colorectal cancer development: a perspective

Consensus about health effects of red meat.

The role of red and processed meat in colorectal cancer development a perspective

This paper is based on a workshop held in Oslo, Norway in November 2013, in which experts discussed how to reach consensus on the healthiness of red and processed meat. Recent nutritional recommendations include reducing intake of red and processed meat to reduce cancer risk, in particular colorectal cancer (CRC). Epidemiological and mechanistic data on associations between red and processed meat intake and CRC are inconsistent and underlying mechanisms are unclear. There is a need for further studies on differences between white and red meat, between processed and whole red meat and between different types of processed meats, as potential health risks may not be the same for all products. Better biomarkers of meat intake and of cancer occurrence and updated food composition databases are required for future studies. Modifying meat composition via animal feeding and breeding, improving meat processing by alternative methods such as adding phytochemicals and improving our diets in general are strategies that need to be followed up.

For details see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24769880

Published 27. June 2014 - 9:30 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:29

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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