A Sugar Molecule Found in Red Meat May Later Cause Cancer, Study Shows

December 30, 2014 2:36 PM

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New study shows that red meat increases the risk of cancer due to a sugar molecule that infiltrates our tissues and later causes tissue inflammation. The new research contradicts previous belief that red meat leads to cancer due to harmful chemicals released when grilling.

The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by UC San Diego scientists.

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