Report Links Processed and Red Meats to Cancer

The World Health Organization report links eating processed meat to an increase risk of colon cancer.
1:47 | 10/26/15

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Now to the breaking news linking meat and cancer. The world health organization publishing a report this morning on the dangers of processed and red meats. Dr. Richard Besser is here to break it down. Just released moments ago. It came down hard on processed meats. They pulled together international experts to look T all of the data. What is the risk here? They concluded processed meat is clearly linked to an increase in cancer, particularly coalen chancer. Red meat probably is. This is something that a lot of people have had questions on. The American cancer society all along has said about limiting consumption of red meat. I think some of this is the international community catching up. What they say in terms of meat is, it's not a you can't have any. You want to reduce the amount of processed meat you're taking in. Switch from red meat to fish and poultry and lean forms of meat. When you're cooking, go with broiling, baking. Those things will not release some of the chemicals that they think may will linked to cancer. In anticipation of this report coming out, the meat industry released a statement that classifying red and processed meat as cancer hazards defies both common sense and numerous studies showing no kor ration between meat and cancer. We have a look of independent people saying there is a link and there are things to reduce the risk. Your bottom line advice? Moderation. As we say with everything. Cut down. Plant-based diets are the way to go. You don't have to eliminate. But cut back. Thank you, rich. Amy has the morning's other

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