Eating too much steak can cause cancer?
Steak or meat dish is indeed very tempting. Chew chunks of tender meat combined with fresh vegetables and a sauce that gives the sensation of savory course was very enjoyable. That is why there are so many people who love to eat steak.
However, a study reported by the healthmeup.com say that you should reduce the consumption of steak or red meat. Research published in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that in the red meat contained Neu5Gc, a type of sugar compounds that should not be consumed by humans because it can increase inflammation and lead to cancer.
Furthermore, the researchers then examined the mice were given injections of Neu5Gc. The result, in the body they found seeds of cancer cells and even the formation of cancer cells is rapid.
Then, the researchers also found that Neu5Gc is absorbed into human tissue directly react quickly by creating inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the immune system continues to create antibodies against Neu5Gc is ingested. Chronic inflammation is capable of causing tumor formation.
“It is true that red meat is a good source of iron and other nutrients that are essential for the growth and health of the human body. But you also have to pay attention to the quantity you consume,” said Dr. Ajit varki, professor of cell and molecular of the University of California.