Episode 19: The “Meat Causes Cancer” Myth

May 05, 2024

Welcome to Episode 19 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!

Have you ever heard someone say that meat causes cancer? This 17-minute episode will help you understand this widely held but unfounded claim, and where it came from.

There is literally not a single study on earth that proves a link between meat consumption and an increased risk of cancer.

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Show Links and Resources:

Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat

Unprocessed Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption: Dietary Guideline Recommendations From the Nutritional Recommendations (NutriRECS) Consortium

Associations Between Unprocessed Red Meat and Processed Meat With Risk of Recurrence and Mortality in Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer

Cancer incidence in vegetarians: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Oxford)

Study: Red and processed meats don’t raise risk for death, recurrence in colon cancer

Meat intake and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of Asian prospective cohort studies

American Cancer Society: Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying From Cancer

WHO report says eating processed meat is carcinogenic: Understanding the findings

Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial

Dietary risk factors for colon cancer in a low-risk population

CDC: What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?

Peak Human Podcast Episode 24 with Dr. David Klurfeld

Why is the World Health Organisation Anti-Meat? Another great and simple to understand overview of the 2015 IARC report, by Tim Rees

Food sources of nitrates and nitrites

Nitrates/Nitrites in Food—Risk for Nitrosative Stress and Benefits

A survey of nitrate and nitrite concentrations in conventional and organic-labeled raw vegetables at retail

American Meat Science Association: Cured Meat Flavor and the Role of Nitrite in its Development

Evaluation of nitrate and nitrite contents in pickled fruit and vegetable products

IFT: Are Nitrates and Nitrites Misunderstood?

Nitrates in Processed Meats: What’s the Risk?

Red and processed meat and pancreatic cancer risk: a meta-analysis