IARC


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IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer.

IARC

Abbrev. for International Agency for Research on Cancer.
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The IARC doesn't make diet recommendations, but other organizations have suggested for years that people limit their intake of red and processed meats.
The IARC report evaluated data from over 800 different studies of cancer risks in humans, over 700 of which involved red meat and over 400 of which involved processed meat.
Dr Christopher Wild, director of IARC, said: "These findings further support current public health recommendations to limit intake of meat.
While IARC represents a select group of opinions, it doesn't always represent consensus in the scientific community.
The IARC found links mainly with bowel cancer, as was the case for processed meat, but it also observed associations with pancreatic and prostate cancer.
As a result, the IARC has in the past classified aloe vera, acrylamide (a substance created by frying foods, such as French fries and potato chips), cellphones, working night shifts, Asian pickled vegetables and coffee as "probable" or "possible" carcinogens.
Here, we focus on current IARC processes and practices because these have been the focus of recent criticisms.
The IARC has no powers to insist a product be banned or reformulated.
The scientific justifications for the Code will also be published in a scientific journal and will be made available to the general public on the IARC website.
IARC adds that sunscreen still has a place in our lives to augment these other sun exposure minimization tactics.
Although IARC claims that its evaluations do not directly recommend legislation or regulation, it recognizes that the evaluations are designed to be used by national and international health and environmental regulatory authorities in "making their risk assessments and taking preventative action.