There had been several studies conducted about the relationship of peoples daily diet and the development of cancer. These studies have resulted in many findings about certain food groups that increase the risk of cancer development, one of them is meat.
The World Health Organization recognizes these case studies between vegetarians and meat eaters which show that meat eaters have about forty percent of increased risk of cancer development. All of the various Cancer Institutes all over the world closely linked red meat as well as processed meat with several types of cancer development.
What causes meat to become a risk for cancer development in humans? When meat is cooked or processed, it forms several carcinogenic compounds such as Heterocyclic Amines (HCAs) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Carcinogenic compounds are harmful elements that aid the growth of cancer cells. Meat also devoid the body with the good effects of antioxidants, fibers, and other essential nutrients that can help minimize cancer. When you have been eating meat all your life with very little consumption of fruits and vegetables, you belong to the millions of people who are likely to develop cancer.
The development of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and pancreatic cancer has direct linkage to meat consumption. Western countries like UK and US have more cancer cases as compared to Asian countries like Japan, China, and Korea because of peoples diet filled with various red meat products such as beef and lamb and processed meat foods like sausages, hamburgers, hotdogs, and a whole lot more.
Meat does provide us with proteins needed by our muscle development but its direct effect on possible cancer development tells us to get our protein daily recommended allowance from other food sources such as beans. It would be best for our health to avoid meat earlier to avoid cancer. Eating meat in controlled proportions can also be done, as long as we dont go overboard.