Meat consumption and cancer

Meat consumption linked to cancer?

As if the problems with atheroscelerosis weren't bad enough, meat consumption has also been linked to cancer. One of the most common diseases of cattle is cancer, primarily lymphoma and leukemia. Studies have proven these two forms of cancer are caused by viruses--in both animals and humans. According to the USDA rules, slaughterhouses can use meat from cancer-afflicted cattle as long as the tumors are thrown away. The problem with this practice is that the cancer-causing virus is disseminated throughout the animal. While cooking may partially destroy the organisms, people who like their steaks rare are really taking chances. While there is no proof that these cancer-causing viruses can cause cancer in humans, there is compelling circumstantial evidence.

Several studies have found that cancer rates in slaughterhouse workers are not only higher than average, but many of these cancers are of the same type found in cattle. In addition, the food consumption most associated with cancer in humans is milk. Not surprisingly, lymphomas and leukemias are the cancer most often seen in such cases.

There is some suggestion that carcinogenic viruses in animals can be transmitted to humans. This doesn't even approach the "mad cow disease," which may not even be an infectious disease, but rather once caused by a particular pesticide within the meat. This would explain why even intense heat can't stop the disease from spreading.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that could save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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