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Chicken and Fish Lower Liver Cancer Risk: Study

By    |   Monday, 06 October 2014 04:00 PM

Eating lots of poultry and fish may substantially reduce the risk of developing liver cancer, according to a recent analysis of studies.
 
The review, published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, tracked numerous studies of diet and cancer conducted between 1956 and 2013 involving nearly 500,000 men and women.
 
The results showed people who ate diets high in poultry had were 21 percent less likely to develop liver cancer than those who did not, while those who consumed a lot of fish had a 22 percent risk.
 
The same benefits were not noted for individuals whose diets included a lot red meat or processed meat.
 
The researchers said fat, iron, and other compounds in meat may increase the risk of chronic liver disease.
 
“Our results suggest that red meat and saturated fat may be associated with increased [liver cancer] risk, whereas white meat [and fish] may be associated with reduced risk,” the researchers wrote.
 

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