A study conducted by the University of North Carolina indicated a link between eating BBQ over a long period of years and cancer in post menopausal women. You see grilled meat packs a double whammy. On the inside amino acids turn into heterocyclic amines. On the outside fat dripping onto your coals or gas burners creates polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and they bind themselves to the outside of the meat. Both of those compounds are carcenogenic. If you love BBQ there is hope. They suggest that you marinate your meat and cook it in smaller pieces. This gives the compounds less of an opportunity to form because of reduced cooking times. That's good news. A girl has to have her BBQ!