How red meat consumption is linked to colorectal cancer shown for first time in study of patterns of DNA damage | Red meat increases the risk of colon cancer by damaging human DNA, the nitrate chemical present in it is also dangerous.

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  • How Red Meat Consumption Is Linked To Colorectal Cancer Shown For First Time In Study Of Patterns Of DNA Damage

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For the past several years, doctors have been advising people to eat less red meat because such food increases the risk of colon cancer. What is the connection of red meat with cancer, American scientists have explained in their recent research. Scientists say that red meat damages human DNA and increases the risk of cancer. It is a carcinogenic food, that is, a food that can cause cancer.

Research on 900 cancer patients
Researcher and expert from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Marios Giannekis, says, “We worked with the team on 900 patients with colon cancer. Their DNA was examined.

The report says, the DNA of these patients showed a change that had never been seen before. This change proves that DNA damage has occurred. This change did not occur in all cells of the body, but it was seen in samples taken from the colon. Scientists say that chemicals like nitrates are found in red meat, which can cause cancer.

Even before this, it has been proved in research that smoking habit and ultraviolet rays have a bad effect on human genes. As a result, the risk of cancer increases. Cells start getting out of control and multiplying their numbers.

what is colon cancer
It is also called colorectal cancer and cancer of the large intestine. This cancer occurs in the large intestine (colon) or rectum (end part of gastro-intestinal). In this cancer, there are many problems related to the stomach such as irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.

Get alerted if you see these symptoms

According to Cancer India, if you are experiencing any of these problems, then contact the doctor immediately.

  • Changes in bowel habits, including persistent constipation or diarrhoea, a feeling that the stomach is not completely cleared, or a change in the size of the stool.
  • Dark spots of blood in the stool or on the top of the stool.
  • Abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, or pain persist.
  • Unexplained tiredness, weakness, loss of appetite, or weight loss.
  • Pain in pelvic area. This pain occurs in the later stage of the disease.

Those over the age of 50 are at risk

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this cancer affects both women and men. It is usually found in people 50 years of age or older.

According to the American Cancer Society, the best way to prevent colorectal cancer is through regular screening. Under the screening process, cancer information can be detected in people even when they are not showing symptoms.

Screening can usually detect colorectal cancer early. It takes 10 to 15 years for a polyp to become cancerous. Through screening, doctors can remove polyps from the body by detecting them before they turn into cancer and grow.

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