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BBQ Red Meat's Kidney Cancer Risk Hinges on Your Genes?

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 09:34 AM

BBQ red meat can increase the risk for kidney cancer in those people with two genetic mutations that already put people at a higher risk for the disease, according to a recently published study.

The study in the science journal Cancer Research looked at 659 patients recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and compared them with 699 patients without cancer, noted NBC News.

"Meat-cooking mutagens, including heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are formed as a result of meat cooking, preparation and level of doneness and may increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma," said the cancer study led by Dr. Xifeng Wu at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, .

The study found that people who dined on the most grilled meat, red meat and chicken, had a higher risk of kidney cancer, noted NBC News. It said subjects who had two genetic mutations already predisposing them to a higher kidney cancer risk were most affected by the grilled meat.

"Intake of meat may increase the risk of (renal cell carcinoma) through mechanisms related to the cooking compounds MeIQx (2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo-[4,5-f] quinoxaline) and PhIP (2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine)," said the study.

Wu told CBS News the study highlights the challenges in the way people cook meat.

"This study, and others like it, suggest that the way we cook our meat could potentially impact kidney cancer risk," said Wu. "Limit the amount of time the meat is cooked at really high temperatures or over an open flame resulting in burning, smoking, or charring of the meat."

Renal cell carcinoma, or renal cell cancer, is the most common type of kidney cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Nine of 10 kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas.


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