Colorectal ca risk and eating meat.
The prospective study included data obtained from about 149,000 men and women who completed a questionnaire in 1982 for the Cancer Prevention Study II and then completed a follow-up questionnaire in 1992 or 1993. Men and women who consumed the most red meat during 1992-1993 had a significant, 71% increase in their risk of cancer of the rectosigmoid colon or rectum. The risk increased progressively from lower to higher intakes of red meat (JAMA 2005;293:172-82).
Men and women who consumed large amounts of processed meats (preserved by salting, smoking, or addition of nitrites or nitrates) in 1982 and in 1992-1993 had a significant, 50% increase in risk of cancer in the distal colon, compared with people who consumed low amounts of processed meats during both periods.
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|Title Annotation:||CLINICAL CAPSULES|
|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2005|
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