According to recent research published in the International Journal of Cancer, eating chicken can offer protection against breast cancer, but eating red meat can potentially increase the development of the disease.

For the study, the researchers enrolled 42,012 women and followed them for 7.6 years.  Scientists accessed their information about the consumption of different types of meat and meat cooking practices.  The study result showed 1,536 breast cancer cases.  It was noticed that women who consumed the highest amount of red meat had a 23-percent higher risk compared to women who consumed the lowest amount.

Increasing consumption of poultry was linked to decreased rate of invasive breast cancer risk.  It was found that women with the highest consumption had a 15-percent lower risk than those with the lowest consumption.  Breast cancer was reduced even further for women who substituted poultry for red meat.

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