"Eating Chicken And Red Meat Linked With Higher Risk Of Cancers, Study Says — But Doctors Say Not To Worry Too Much"
Eating chicken, red and processed meat is associated with a higher risk of certain cancers, a new study says — but doctors say that doesn’t mean you should worry too much. Chicken consumption was associated with an increased risk for malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to Joshua Brody, MD, Director of the Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program at The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, who was not involved in the study, “While the study is important, a number of factors could be contributing to the results.” He added, “The study was not nearly conclusive enough to guide people towards lifestyle change.”
— Joshua Brody, MD, Director, Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai