Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Dr. Kayode Sotonwa, Dr. Sotonwa |

the link between red meat and cancer

Dr. Sotonwa talks about recent health study

Dr. Kayode Sotonwa offers his opinions on the recent WHO study results released this fall concerning particular types of meat and their relation to cancer.  This health-conscious physician is known for his hands-on approach to providing care for patients seeking medical solutions.  He welcomes the findings of this study and is hopeful that people seeking to keep cancer at bay will take these results to heart.

The World Health Organization (WHO) released results of a recent study that revealed processed meats may certainly cause cancer and red meat may probably cause cancer.  A person’s chances of contracting cancer from these products would increase with regular intake and decrease with less intake.

Red meat can be considered lamb, pork and beef- basically any type of raw meat that is red in color.  Dr. Kayode Sotonwa advises those who eat diets high in red meats eat these meats in moderation.  So if a patient is used to eating 10 servings of red meat a week, cut the amount in half.

Processed meat can be defined as any type of meat that is not fresh due to preserving, curing or smoking in efforts to enhance the flavor.  These products may include pepperoni, bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausage.  Dr. Kayode Sotonwa notes that these types of meats have found their way into the diets of many Americans and should be eaten only in moderation if not avoided altogether.

Another proponent that can increase the risk of cancer in these food products can be the method of cooking.  Barbecuing and grilling cook the meat at very high temperatures and may therefore produce harmful chemicals within the meat itself.

While red and processed meats have a direct link to cancer, there have been no similar connections between chicken, turkey and fish to the disease.  Dr. Kayode Sotonwa offers a suggestion to those not wanting to give up meat; substitute processed and red meats for lean, noncarcinogenic meats.

Heeding the findings discovered through the WHO study can aid those who seek to decrease their risk for cancer.  Dr. Kayode Sotonwa is passionate about health and feels this study can be a good beginning towards wellbeing.

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