The Relation Between Poultry and Prostate Cancer Risk

Christopher Chapman

A number of studies have identified a correlation between red meat consumption and prostate cancer. Nevertheless, scientists are now pointing to a link between the risk of poultry and prostate cancer. It also seems that eating chicken can also increase the chances of getting malignant melanoma and lymphoma other than Hodgkin.

Processed Meat and Red Meat



Both processed meat and red meat are classified as carcinogenic and likely carcinogenic, respectively, according to the World Health Organization, and both are linked to prostate cancer, as well as colorectal and pancreatic cancer. There is also some support for a connection with stomach cancer.

Previous research has been carried out on a link between poultry consumption and prostate cancer. The authors reviewed 27 studies in a 2016 meta-analysis and concluded that there was “no link between poultry intake and risk of PCa [prostate cancer].” However, the results were different in the recent Oxford University study.

“Poultry consumption was positively associated with risk of malignant melanoma, prostate cancer, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” according to the authors. This is the first such research to reveal it connection between eating chicken and prostate cancer.

Diet and Correlated Food Intake



For eight years the study monitored 475,000 British people, analyzed their diets and correlated food intake with health issues. There were 23,000 new cancer cases diagnosed over the eight-year period. The authors found that a higher intake of chicken consumption corresponded with prostate cancer, malignant melanoma, and lymphoma increasing.

Although this study did not identify the underlying mechanisms, the authors noted that several factors might be involved. One explanation is that poultry may produce a carcinogen or cancer risk may be associated with the cooking of poultry. As previous research has shown that how people digest red meat blood is associated with the risk of prostate cancer, the same may be true of poultry.

For now there is a need for additional research to determine whether the positive association between eating poultry and prostate cancer is sustainable. Also consider proper diet and right supplements for men to be sure with your health.

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