Thursday, November 22, 2012

The way meat is cooked can increase prostate cancer risk

The reviewed research investigated the association between red meat and poultry intake and advanced prostate cancer (Joshi AD, et al. 2012). The researchers looked at the cooking practices and the carcinogens that accumulate in cooked meats.

The researchers observed a positive association between risk of advanced prostate cancer and high intake of red meat cooked at high temperatures, cooked by pan-frying and cooked until well-done. An inverse association was observed for baked poultry. The carcinogens which accumulate in meat when cooked at high temperatures seem to be the problem.

Eliminating red meat from your diet and finding other alternatives like chicken, fish and turkey or eating a vegetarian diet seems to be safer, since there are also other studies showing that red meat may not be the healthiest food.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Joshi AD, Corral R, Catsburg C, Lewinger JP, Koo J, John EM, Ingles SA, Stern MC. Red meat and poultry, cooking practices, genetic susceptibility and risk of prostate cancer: results from a multiethnic case-control study. Carcinogenesis. 2012 Aug 28.

Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : Dr. Marsh has worked with and referrers patients to Dr. Sopler for co-management for years . . . He is quite simply San Diego's top functional medicine consultant.

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