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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Eating iron rich foods has No association with breast cancer

This post includes a summary of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition December 2010 vol. 92 no. 6 1478-1483 and a recipe for roast beef.

Study title and authors:
Intakes of dietary iron and heme-iron and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study1,2,3
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Geoffrey C Kabat, Amanda J Cross, Yikyung Park, Arthur Schatzkin, Albert R Hollenbeck, Thomas E Rohan, and Rashmi Sinha
1From the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (GCK and TER); the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD (AJC, YP, AS, and RS); and the AARP, Washington, DC (ARH).
2 Supported by institutional funds (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).
3 Address correspondence to GC Kabat, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461. E-mail:

This study can be accessed at:

The study assessed intakes of total dietary iron and heme iron (iron from meat, fish and poultry) in relation to breast cancer risk in 116,674 postmenopausal women.

The study concluded there is NO association between iron or heme-iron intakes and postmenopausal breast cancer.

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Recipe of the day

Roast Beef

Dry Aged Prime Sirloin Roast Beef
Food Mall: Sirloin Roast Beef
1 x 1.3kg/3lb sirloin
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
5-10ml/1-2tsp fennel seeds, crushed
5-10ml/1-2tsp ground cinnamon
3 medium onions, peeled and quartered

1.Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F.

2.In a small bowl mix the seasonings together. Place the joint on a chopping board and coat with the seasoning on both sides. Place on a rack in a roasting tin and open roast for the preferred, calculated cooking time, basting occasionally with any rich meat juices. Cover with foil if browning too quickly.

3.30 minutes before the end of the cooking time remove the joint from the rack and add the onions. Position the joint on top of the onions and return to the oven.

4.Remove from the oven; cover and leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.

Roast Beef