Red Meat in Childhood Increases Risk for Breast Cancer
Women who consume the most red meat during childhood are at higher risk for developing breast cancer, compared with those who consume the least, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers followed 44,231 women aged 32-52 years who participate in Harvard’s Nurses’ Health Study II for 13 years and found that women who consumed the most total red meat during childhood were at 43 percent increased risk for developing premenopausal breast cancer, compared with women who consumed the least.
Farvid MS, Cho E, Chen WY, Eliassen AH, Willett WC. Adolescent meat intake and breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. Published online October 3, 2014