Study: Barbecued Meat Increases Death Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors

A new study published in Medical News Today finds barbecued meats increase risk of all-cause mortality for women who have survived breast cancer.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in America. This year alone, an estimated 252,710 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S., and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. While these statistics sound frightening, the odds of surviving the disease are increasing thanks to modern medicine.

Past studies have found that high consumption of grilled, barbecued, or smoked meats increases one’s risk of developing breast cancer, but according to the new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “High intake of grilled/barbecued and smoked meat may increase mortality after breast cancer.

Study after study has shown that eating meat is detrimental to your health. It’s been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even cancer. In fact, the World Health Organization reported that processed meats are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes.

Conversely, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic found that long-term vegetarians live on average 3.6 years longer than their meat-eating counterparts. Let that sink in for a minute.

Research continues to prove that a nutritious vegan diet is beneficial for your health. A plant-based diet is a win-win situation: You get to live a longer, healthier life while withdrawing your support of animal abuse.

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