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Population attributable fractions for colorectal cancer and red and processed meats in Colombia - a macro-simulation study

Excluding red and processed meats from our diet may substantially reduce the rate of occurrence of colorectal cancer.

This study looked at how the removal of red and processed meats from our diet can affect the incidence of colorectal cancer. Researchers utilized a macro-simulation model to predict the prevalence of colorectal cancer in Colombia after elimination of red and processed meats from the national diet. 

The research team projected that a significant proportion of colorectal cancer cases could be prevented by the avoidance of red and processed meats. This study supports the hypothesis that taking off red and processed meats from our diet may shield us from colorectal cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Esther de Vries, Doris C Quintero, Giana Henríquez-Mendoza, Oscar Fernando Herrán
  • Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá. Colombia. Grupo de Estudios Epidemiológicos y Salud Pública-FCV. Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia. Bucaramanga. Colombia. Subdirección de Investigaciones - Grupo Área de Salud Pública. Instituto Nacional de Cancerología. Bogotá. Colombia. Escuela de Nutrición y Dietética. Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga. Colombia.
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