Red Meat Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk

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One serving a day of read meat consumed by women during adolescence was associated with a 22% higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer. The same single serving consumed during early adulthood increased the risk by 13%. During this age period mammary glands are the most susceptible to carcinogen exposure. Researchers accounted for all major risk factors.

PositiveTip: Red meat is not the only risk factor for breast cancer. A healthy lifestyle without alcohol or smoking with physical activity is very helpful too!