A large US based study has reported that people who eat a lot of red meat are at higher risk of kidney cancer red meat may have a higher risk of some types of kidney cancer namely renal cell carcinoma.
The study has been reported in January edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The study has been done by Carrie Daniel from the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and her colleagues.
Hither to , the evidence of the meat intake and renal cell carcinoma risk was inconsistent, report the authors. Therefore they we prospectively investigated intake of meat and meat-related compounds in relation to risk of renal cell carcinoma, as well as clear cell and papillary RCC histologic subtypes.
A total of 492,186 participants were surveyed for their dietary habits and were followed fro nine years. 1814 cases of renal cell carcinoma were diagnosed during this period.
Participants with the highest consumption of red meat [ four ounces per day] were 19 percent more likely to be diagnosed with kidney cancer than those who ate the smallest amount[ <one ounce per day].
The association between red meat and cancer was stronger for papillary carcinoma than clear-cell carcinoma.
People who ate the most well-done grilled and barbecued meat had an extra risk of kidney cancer.
The authors recommended to limit intake of red and processed meats and advised better preparation of meat by cooking methods such as baking and broiling.”
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2012.