High Consumption of BBQ, Grilled Meat May Put Breast Cancer Survivors At High Risk of All-Cause Death

Admin | Published 2017-01-08 18:26

Surviving breast cancer doesn't guarantee your survival to other risk especially when you love eating BBQ, grilled and smoked meat. According to study, cancer survivors have a high risk of dying from other causes if you consume high amounts of these delicious charred meat.

In the United States alone, there are 2.8 million breast cancer survivors. For this year, there are around 252,710 new cases of breast cancer to be diagnosed in the country, and 40,000 will result to death.

According to a study published in the Journals of the National Cancer Institute (Oxford), women who survives breast cancer may have a shorter life span by eating high amounts of BBQ, grilled and smoked meat.

Previous studies confirm that HCA, a mutagenic compound produced by grilling meat increased women's risk to having breast cancer, even most types of cancer to both sexes. The research team of this new study interviewed 1,508 women diagnosed with first primary invasive or in situ breast cancer in 1996 and 1997 at baseline. The team examined their grilled/barbecued and smoked meat intake after 5 years. After a median of 17.6 years of follow-up, 597 of these women died. Of these deaths, 237 were breast cancer related. That means, the other 360 women died from other causes. The study reports that women who consumes high amount of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat 17 percent increased risk of all-cause mortality and a 23 percent increased risk of breast cancer-specific mortality. The study concludes that, "high intake of grilled/barbecued and smoked meat may increase mortality after breast cancer." See: Bell Pepper Holds a Secret Sauce to Fighting Breast Cancer!  
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