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MD Anderson Study Looks At Meat Consumption & Kidney Cancer Risk

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Another study suggests easing up on the steaks and pushing back from barbecued, grilled meat.

The report from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center finds people with diets high in meat may have a higher risk of kidney cancer.

The study found that kidney cancer patients regularly consumed more red and white meat compared to healthy research subjects.

The same study also says that even when you do have a steak you should avoid charring it on the grill. The new information appears to support the recent World Health Organization declaration that processed meat is a carcinogen and red meat "probably" is.

The report by M.D. Anderson researchers stopped short of saying everyone should stop eating meat, but backed American Cancer Society recommendations about moderation and including plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.

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