Cancer Risk: Animal Fat & Protein

Here’s a great report from late last month, but, nothing we haven’t seen before. According to Reuters animal protein and fat raise endometrial cancer risk. Read on:
Women who received the most calories from animal protein had twice the risk of the disease compared to those who took in the fewest calories from animal sources, Dr. Wang-Hong Xu of Fu Dan University School of Public Health in Shanghai and colleagues found.


High levels of calories from animal fat boosted the risk by 50 percent. However, the women who ate the most protein from plant sources cut their endometrial cancer risk by 30 percent.

The results suggest that it's the source of fat or protein, not the macronutrients themselves, that is related to endometrial cancer risk, Xu and his team conclude.
For more on the meat-disease connection, check out these previous posts:
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