Study: High red meat consumption may raise bladder cancer risk

08/2/2010 | Reuters

Researchers examined data from a seven-year study of more than 300,000 U.S. adults and found that those who consumed more processed red meat were about 30% more likely to develop bladder cancer compared with those who consumed the lowest levels of the meat. The increased risk could be from the nitrates and nitrites used in the processed meats, although further studies are needed, the researchers said.

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