Human Nutrition Research
As a continuation of checkoff efforts to examine the totality of the evidence on the subject of red meat and cancer, the “Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption and Cancer: A Technical Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence” is now available for release. Leading epidemiologist, Dr. Dominik Alexander, PhD, MSPH, reviewed more than 500 scientific studies related to red meat consumption in six kinds of cancer: colorectal, prostate, pancreatic, stomach, breast and kidney cancers. This publication will serve as a comprehensive resource on the epidemiologic associations of red meat and processed meat and cancer and concludes the available epidemiologic evidence is not supportive of a causal relationship between red meat and any of the cancers evaluated. The technical summary will be available for purchase in February 2010 on beefresearch.org. Go to Executive Summary to read an overview.