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Eating more red meat is linked with raised risk of breast cancer

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3814 (Published 11 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3814
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Eating more red meat during early adulthood is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, an analysis of US data from the large Nurses’ Health Study has found.1

The overall evidence concerning red meat intake and risk of breast cancer is not consistent. However, most of the data have come from studies that evaluated diet during midlife and later. This latest prospective cohort study, published in The BMJ, included data from younger women.

The US researchers analyzed data from …

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