Israel Cancer Org.: Eat less red meat on Independence Day

April 15, 2013 05:35

The Israel Cancer Association on Sunday advised the public to choose chicken over beef, minimize their consumption of red meat and reduce the heat when cooking.

While it’s almost impossible to persuade the average Israeli to stop grilling steaks, frankfurters and hamburgers, such foods contain nitrites and nitrates that can raise the risk of various kinds of cancer. This includes esophageal adenocarcinoma, the malignancy of the food tube in the throat.

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