Eating Chicken as a Teen Could Ward Off Colon Cancer, Epidemiology Reveals

Published: Jun 28, 2013

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Eating chicken during high school may reduce the risk of a precancerous condition that may develop into colon cancer, a new study finds. In a study of nearly 20,000 women, those who ate more chicken during their teen years had lower risks of developing colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that may progress into colon cancer. The researchers didn't find a direct relationship between red meat intake and adenomas, but the results showed that replacing one serving per day of red meat with one serving of poultry or fish may reduce the risks of rectal and advanced adenomas by about 40 percent.

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