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May 31, 2007

Diets High in Meat Linked With Greater Skin Cancer Risk

Topics: Skin Cancer

(Reuters Health) May 31 - Diets with high amounts of meat and fat compared with those rich in vegetables and fruit appear to increase the risk of squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, according to Australian researchers.

"Our study," lead investigator Dr. Torukiri I. Ibiebele told Reuters Health, "shows that particularly for people who have a history of skin cancer, there is benefit in avoiding fatty foods, overly processed foods, and foods with high amounts of sugar."

The findings are published in the May issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Posted by Richard at May 31, 2007 10:23 PM

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