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Meat can cause cancer

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Meat can cause cancer
Joonette Mota
&
Gabriela Severino

What?
According to The Wold Health Organization (WHO), processed meats and red meat increase the risk of getting cancer.
Processed meats encompass any meats that have been "transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation." This would include sausages, corned beef, hot dogs, beef jerky, canned meat, meat-based preparations and sauces, turkey and chicken cold cuts, as well as bacon.
Red meat refers to "all types of mammalian muscle meat," such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse — even goat.


Why?
Scientists think that something bad happens to meat during the process of salting, curing or other treatment that causes the buildup of carcinogenic chemicals in the food.
The IARC's report, published in Lancet Oncology, notes that "high-temperature cooking by pan-frying, grilling or barbecuing generally produces the highest amounts of these chemicals."
Can It Be Solved?
A person's individual biology is complex and a safe level for one person may not be safe for another. It depends on what the rest of your diet looks like, how often you exercise, your genes and, other factors.

The American Cancer Society's Susan Gapstur recommends that people who do eat meat begin to cut back on the amount of red meat they consume and "really limit" their intake of processed meat, while moving towards a diet based in plants, fruits, vegetables, and beans as alternatives to meat.


YES
This depends in each person’s individual complex biology and, as stated before, a person’s safe level of meat consumption may not be safe for another person.


Should It Be
Solved?
Cancer is a serious disease, and it is a fact that red meat and processed meats increase the possibilities of getting it, but is it really important or necessary to solve this problem?

NO
Options:
• Balance out their diet between vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fish, no more than 18 oz of red meats, and very little of any processed meats; while balancing the intake of calories with exercise.

• Keep doing your regular diet and just reduce the meat intake, but if you don’t want to stop eating meat; take the risk of getting cancer and continue your regular life.

What experts say.
Experts have respond to WHO’s report, and almost all agreed that the fact that processed meat and red meat causes cancer and that theirs evidence about it, but the majority think that is not a problem and it should not be solve, because of the health qualities that meat give to our body. Experts recognize that red meat is a good source of nutrients like iron, zinc and vitamin B12 and that eating meat will not do much harm. So experts don’t think that this problem need to be solve and that people should just take care of their health.

Why did we choose this?
We chose this topic because we both love eating meat, which is part of our daily lives, but we also care about our health and if we can prevent this problem; we will find a way.
This doesn’t need to be solved because it only causes a small number of cancer cases.
Only 3% of the cancer is caused by the meat. The percentage of getting cancer by smoking and alcohol if much bigger and people know the consequences of consuming them.
This cancers caused by meat can be prevented. They can be cured with treatments like surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy while the cancer is still small and haven’t spread through the body.
Cancer can also be prevented by having healthy diet and by staying away of the things that can really damage your body, like alcohol, smoking and drugs.
NO
This doesn’t need to be solved because it only causes a small number of cancer cases, they can be avoided, and they can be cured.
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