Red Meat Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer

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A recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, published in the British Medical Journal, highlights the correlation between consumption of red meat and higher incidence of breast cancer. The study found that compared to women who ate one serving of red meat a week, women who ate 1.5 servings of red meat a day had a 22 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer, and each additional daily serving of red meat increased the risk by another 13 percent.

The researchers also found that women "who replaced red meat with legumes in early adulthood" had lower risk of breast cancer.

By eliminating meat from your diet and replacing it with delicious vegetarian substitutes, such as legumes and tofu, you can improve your health and reduce your risk of breast and colon cancer.

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