Link Between Red Meat and Cancer

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In October, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)—the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO)—is expected to link red meat to cancer.

The IARC evaluates available evidence on substances and then rates them on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 is considered “carcinogenic to humans” and 4 is considered “probably not carcinogenic to humans”.

Since red meat has been previously linked to ailments ranging from heart disease to cancer, including colorectal, esophageal, lung, and pancreatic cancers, the IARC recently placed a high priority on determining whether scientific evidence substantiates any real risk in consuming red meat, according to Quartz.

 “It’s our 12-alarm fire, because if they determine that red and processed meat causes cancer—and I think that they will—that moniker will stick around for years,” Betsy Booren, vice president for scientific affairs at the North American Meat Institute, said at a recent conference, reports Meatingplace. “It could take decades and billions of dollars to change that,” she added.

While the available evidence does not substantiate a conclusive reason why the consumption of red meat could cause cancer, recent research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a particular sugar molecule present in high quantities of red meat could, in fact, trigger an inflammatory response in the body that encourages the development of some types of cancer.

The American Cancer Society already recommends that Americans limit their intake of red meat. According to the organization, “[b]ecause of a wealth of studies linking colon cancer to diets high in red meats (beef, lamb, or liver) and processed meats (hot dogs, bologna, etc.), the Society encourages people to eat more vegetables and fish and less red and processed meats.”

Source: www.organicauthority.com

2015-11-12T17:08:55+00:00

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    Q: I found this health article on the risk of getting cancer from working at night. I'm a night worker. have been for 16 yrs, and my sleeping and eating patterns haven?t been the same since. The article mentions taking melatonin...is that safe and effective? Also do you have any herbal cures for us night timers to reverse the effects of working the graveyard shift? I can sure use them?

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    Cancer stems from a host of things, not just one thing like working at night. Disease results from negative thoughts/mindset, negative attitude, poor diet; insalubrious lifestyle, and insalubrious environment. You don't need to take melatonin. Your body (pineal gland) produces it. As a night worker, just make sure when you are sleeping in the day time your room is completely dark, just like how Dracula used to sleep in the darkness of his coffin during the daylight hours. This is why Dracula was a thousand years old but looked young. He slept during the day (which produces melatonin which is an anti-aging hormone) and he operated at night whereby he also produced melatonin. Dude never aged! You do the same, just don't suck on no necks to get blood though -- LOL!!!! And no! There are no herbs to reverse anything that comes from actions or behaviors that are unnatural. You reverse the effects of night-time work by doing the opposite. In your case, it's your job (which you don't want to quit unless you can find another one), so you just get some good sleep during the day in pitch darkness.