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Scientists have discovered a link between breast cancer and the consumption of red meat. C'mon, folks; I mean, really - are we surprised here??

Diet laden with red meat is linked to breast cancer (AP)

"Younger women who eat red meat regularly appear to face an increased risk for a common form of breast cancer, according to a large Harvard study of women's health.

The study of more than 90,000 women found that the more red meat the women consumed when they were in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the greater their risk for getting breast cancer fueled by hormones in the next 12 years. Those who consumed the most red meat faced nearly twice the risk of those who ate red meat infrequently....

The reason why red meat might increase the risk for breast cancer remains unknown, but previous research has suggested several possible reasons: Substances produced by cooking meat may be carcinogenic; naturally occurring substances in meat may mimic the action of hormones, or hormones farmers feed cows to make them grow bigger could fuel breast cancer in women who consume meat from the animals."

Full article here.

So, meat+dairy = free drugs! Free synthetic hormones! Free carcinogens! Good times.

(And yet, so many people still ask me if it's "hard" to be a vegetarian. Are you kidding me?!?)

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