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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Consumption of Smoked and Cured Meat Linked to Leukemia

A new study shows that consumption of cured and smoked meat and fish is
correlated to the risk of leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children,
while higher consumption of vegetables and bean-curd is associated with
reduced risk. This population-based study in Taiwan compared 145 acute leukemia
cases to 370 matched controls, ages 2 to 20 years old. A suggested reason for
the increased risk is the formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds in the
stomach upon consumption of smoked and cured meats.
Liu C, Hsu Y, Wu M, et al. Cured meat, vegetables, and bean-curd foods in
relation to childhood acute leukemia risk: A population based case-control
study. BMC Cancer 2009;9:15. doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-15.

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