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Eating red meat increases cancer risk. Why is red meat so bad? Recent research revealed at least part of the answer as chronic inflammation. Read on to find out more information on the connection between red meat and cancer.

Nilesh Arvindbhai Patel, MD
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
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Loren D Brown
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411 Laurel
Des Moines, IA
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411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
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Hematology / Oncology

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Deborah Ann Turner, MD
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411 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
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Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Robert Kent Finley, MD
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411 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
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Oncology (Cancer), Head And Neck Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1981

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3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1988

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411 Laurel St # A300
Des Moines, IA
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
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Oncologist
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Derek L Shickell
(515) 643-5168
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
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411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
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Radiation Oncology

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Janet Allen Graeve, MD
(515) 643-8611
330 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Blank Childrens Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
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Connection Between Red Meat and Cancer

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By Beth Bence Reinke

Yet another study—this one including more than half a million people—confirms what our docs have been warning us about: Eating red meat increases cancer risk. So we can’t help but wonder, Why is red meat so bad? Recent research revealed at least part of the answer as chronic inflammation. Scientists discovered that red meat introduces a certain sugar molecule that the body doesn’t recognize, therefore causing an inflammatory immune response. This response leads to chronic inflammation—a known risk factor for cancer. But there is good news: As the inflammation goes down, so does the risk. Speaking of chronic inflammation, instead of using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to reduce it, simply reach in your spice cabinet. According to Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, professor of cancer medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, natural anti-inflammatories like curcumin (found in turmeric and curry powder) are effective against chronic inflammation without the side effects of prescription or OTC drugs. Aggarwal recommends taking 500 mg of curcumin a day.
—Beth Bence Reinke

Author: Beth Bence Reinke

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