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An article by Health & Longevity News spoke about links between the consumption of meat and several types of cancer. Meat in this study, Red Meats  included beef, pork  and lamb. Processed Meats included bacon, red meat sausage, poultry sausage, lunch meats, cold cuts, hot dogs and ham. The cancers that were linked to meat consumption were: rare cancers like laryngeal and liver cancer and more common cancers like: colorectal and lung cancer. Higher levels of meat consumption in both categories increased the risk of: prostate, esophageal and liver cancers. Other cancers that had an increased risk were bladder, myeloma, Pancreatic (in men but not women). This study mentions meats contain both saturated fats and iron. Both of these are linked to cancer. Meats also contain substances that are linked to cell development. This is epigenetics at work. If you eat meat, my advice is to cut back on the amount and to not overcook it. Cooking meat at high temperatures can increase the risk of cancers.

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