He added: "Looking at the report itself, I am very surprised by IARC's strong conclusion on categorising processed red meat
as definitely and red meat
as being probably carcinogenic to humans given the lack of consensus within the scientific community and the very weak evidence regarding the causal relationship between red meat
The IARC group considered more than 800 studies that investigated associations of more than a dozen types of cancer with the consumption of red meat
or processed meat in many countries and populations with diverse diets.
A large meta-analysis, published online in May in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, analyzed the relationship between red meat
intake and risk for colorectal cancer and concluded "red meat
does not appear to be an independent predictor of CRC risk," according to Dominik Alexander, PhD, MSPH, the epidemiologist who conducted the research on behalf of the Beef Checkoff.
As for public health, Christopher Wild, director of IARC said "the results are important in enabling governments and international regulatory agencies to conduct risk assessments in order to balance the risks and benefits of eating red meat
and processed meat.
To put red meat
in the same sentence as tobacco and asbestos is absurd," Hall said.
Q: Are people who eat more red meat
more likely to die prematurely?
High use of red meat
, salt and chilies increase stomach acidity and can be dangerous for those having problems of regurgitation, stomach ulcers, diabetes, hypertension, liver, renal, cardiac and hepatitis.
The researchers say an individual should not consume more than 250 gramsof red meat
in a day.
Researchers said that red meat
and resistant starch have opposite effects on the colorectal cancer-promoting miRNAs, the miR-17-92 cluster and the findings supports consumption of resistant starch as a means of reducing the risk associated with a high red meat
Doctors have long warned that a diet loaded with red meat
is linked to cancers including those of the colon and pancreas, but there has been less evidence for its role in breast cancer.
commercial red meat
production in 2013, similar to 2012.
A survey, by the Meat Advisory Panel, has revealed that families from the West Midlands were unsure which meats were classified as red meat