Scientists at the Dana-Farber Institute for Cancer Research in Boston have published a study identifying the causes of bowel cancer. The study was based on more than 900 cancer cases in patients with eating disorders.

As noted in the publication of the portal Medical Xpress, the scientists found that the cases of cancer were associated with DNA damage to the tissues of the distal intestine, which leads to the rectum. Scientists then found a link to high levels of processed and unprocessed red meat. However, the consumption of poultry or fish did not affect the DNA mutation. The authors of the work explained this by the nitroso compounds contained in red meat.

The paper recommends eating a balanced diet and not overusing red meat.

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