Six tips that may cut cancer risk at your Fourth of July barbecue

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    fourth of july, july 4, barbecue tips(Health.com) Everyone loves a good barbecue - especially to commemorate the Fourth of July - but research has shown that grilling meats at high heat can cause the carcinogens heterocyclic amine (HCA) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to form.

    And it's not an insignificant amount. One study found that people who consume well-done meat - grilled, barbecued, pan fried, or broiled - on a regular basis were 60 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer. Longer cooking times might also increase the risk of stomach, lung, and breast cancer.

    But you don't have to give up your burgers for your July 4th barbecue just yet. From our friends at Health.com, here are six tips to make grilling safer...

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