Chicken & # 39; causes cancer & # 39 ;: Oxford University scientists say that people who eat poultry are at increased risk of developing deadly diseases
- Research revealed correlation between chicken and cancer, but not the reasons why
- Eating chicken was previously considered a healthy alternative to red meat
- The survey included following 475,000 Britons over an eight-year period
According to new research, eating chicken brings consumers a greater risk of certain types of cancer
According to researchers at Oxford University, eating chicken brings a higher risk of a rare form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and prostate cancer in men, according to Oxford consumers.
The survey included following 475,000 middle-aged Britons over an eight-year period between 2006 and 2014.
Their diet was analyzed in addition to the diseases and conditions they had to deal with.
About 23,000 of them developed cancer.
& # 39; Poultry intake was positively associated with the risk of malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Chicken was previously considered a healthy alternative to red meat such as beef and lamb
The study that was conducted was an & # 39; association study & # 39 ;.
This means that it only shows the correlation between eating chicken and certain cancers, instead of investigating the reasons for that.
There are a number of factors that can cause this link.
It could mean that the meat itself is carcinogenic, but it can even amount to how the meat is cooked.
Up to now, chicken has been widely regarded as a healthy alternative to red meat.
Red meat is known to be associated with health risks, including breast, prostate and colon cancer due to the way the blood is digested from the meat product.
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