Replacing red meat with poultry can reduce breast cancer

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According to study results published in the International Journal of Cancer.Replacing red meat with poultry may lower the risk for breast cancer.

Researchers reviewed data from participants in the Sister Study, which consisted of women with family histories of breast cancer. Women aged 35 to 74 years with no previous breast cancer diagnosis were enrolled in the study from between 2003 and 2009. Breast cancer diagnoses were reported by participants through August 14, 2015, the end of the follow-up period.

Researchers found that eating more red meat increased the risk for invasive breast cancer (HR highest vs. lowest quartile = 1.23; 95% CI, 1.02-1.48). In contrast, eating more poultry was linked to a decreased risk for invasive breast cancer (HR highest vs. lowest quartile = 0.85; 95% CI, 0.72-1).

Results from a substitution model showed that the risk for invasive breast cancer decreased when the same amount of meat was consumed, but red meat was substituted with poultry (HR highest vs. lowest quartile of poultry consumption = 0.72; 95% CI, 0.58-0.89). Source

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