Meat, Poultry and Fish and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 39
Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol
Current research suggests that there is a possible relationship between eating meat, especially beef and cured meats, and an increase in the risk of breast cancer. This relationship is uncertain for eating other meats such as pork and poultry. Eating fish appears to be unrelated to breast cancer risk. Some studies suggest that cancer-causing chemicals are formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures and for a long time. The results of this research are not entirely clear because of limits in the studies that have been published so far.
Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of meat, poultry and fish
United States Department of Agriculture CSREES, New York State Department of Health and Cornell University
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
breast cancer; meat consumption