Charred meat may increase cancer risk

April 21, 2009 4:33:45 PM PDT
There is a new warning for people who like to eat their meat so well-done, that it is charred black.

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Cooking meat this way creates a chemical reaction that could raise people's risk of cancer.

A University of Minnesota study followed 62,000 people for nine years. It found that people who ate the highest amount of charred meats had a 70 percent greater chance of pancreatic cancer than those who ate the least.

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