Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Diet


Cancer Risk and Diet10. Diet

True or false: Eating a diet high in red meat or processed foods increases cancer risk.

True.  A diet high in red meat – or, worse yet, processed foods such as hot dogs, sausage, bologna and lunchmeat – increases not just cancer risk but also the risk of heart disease and early death.  This doesn’t mean you can never enjoy a juicy burger. Moderation is key to reducing risk.

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