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Red Meat and Dairy Nutrient May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Posted by Nirmala N.

According to researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, recent studies have revealed that a nutrient called choline, which can be found in red meat, poultry, and dairy products, can contribute to intestinal polyps—which tend to lead to colon cancer. Choline is a nutrient that is required by the body but its role has been murky at best. Recently, scientists believed it might actually provide protection against colon cancer. However, the recent study, which examined 39,000 women without colon cancer, revealed that women who ate the most choline were 1.45 times more likely to develop intestinal polyps, benign growths that can lead to cancer in some cases. More research still needs to be conducted in order to explore whether or not choline consumption leads to developed tumors, and the nutrient also needs to be examined as far as its effect on men goes. Health officials recommend that to prevent colon cancer, eating fiber, fruit, and vegetables is key, while red meat is believed to increase the risk.
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this is so true poeple all i ate in my life of 30years i got colonrectal cancer and now live with a colostomy bag had 2tumors in my rectum/colon area yes to much red meat isnt good think about the chemicals that are put in the meat and we will never know what it is they are putting in at the plants to make the meat look good and red or last longer. and some of its the water to . go get your butts checked out to save your life..
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