Well Cooked Meat Can Trigger Cancer


red meat Health TipsConsuming too much red meat, especially well cooked, may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Scientists from the United States, Professor Xifeng Wu, proved that people who like to eat red meat have two times greater risk of cancer.

The research was conducted on 1,700 people. A number of researchers from the University of Texas found a higher cancer risk in people who eat cooked meat, such as fried, baked, or grilled. Meat which are processed overcooked (well-done) will produce chemical compounds that are believed to trigger cancer.

The experts emphasized, not only beef and pork, but even fish and chicken when  overcooked also have the same risk of cancer. It is therefore advisable to avoid overcooking meat by reducing the temperature of the fire while cooking.

In research for 12 years, the researchers analyzed the DNA of the respondents to find any difference in how the body metabolizes the meat. People who have a particular gene have five times higher risk of bladder cancer when they ate red meat.