n South African Medical Journal - Red meat, processed meat and cancer in South Africa : issues in medicine
|Article Title||Red meat, processed meat and cancer in South Africa : issues in medicine|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 South African Medical Research Council|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
Epidemiological studies around the world were analysed recently by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, demonstrating a positive correlation between consumption of red meat and processed meat and colorectal cancer. In South Africa (SA) there is a great variation in the incidence of this type of cancer between various ethnic groups, related to diet and other risk factors. Strengthening the SA cancer registry and co-ordinated research on diet and cancer are required to provide specific answers for our population.
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