Red meat has long been under scrutiny, as it can cause cancer of the pancreas, lungs and breast, among others, and now a new danger is added. Preparation at high temperatures is expected to drastically increase the chances of developing prostate cancer.
It has long been known that a diet rich in red meat can pose a serious threat to our health, but this time the results of a new US study have provided even more worrying data. With the help of a new study conducted by the University of California’s Keck School of Medicine and the American Institute for Cancer Prevention, they found that it is not important how much we consume, but also how we prepare it beforehand. Roasting red meat at high temperatures, for example in a frying pan, is said to greatly increase the risk of developing or further developing prostate cancer, as the meat begins to develop strong chemicals full of carcinogens that mainly affect the prostate.
The study, which involved more than 2,000 men who regularly ate large amounts of this type of red meat, found that as many as half of the participants were diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. ‘We found that the risk for men who ate at least 120 grams of red meat prepared in a pan a day increased by as much as 30 percent on a weekly basis, while those with larger portions increased by an additional 10 percent.