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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 4 March 2011

Eating red meat helps to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 29%

This post contains a synopsis of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005 Oct;82(4):894-900 and a recipe for crock pot pot roast.

Study title and authors:
High-fat dairy food and conjugated linoleic acid intakes in relation to colorectal cancer incidence in the Swedish Mammography Cohort.
Larsson SC, Bergkvist L, Wolk A.
Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, the National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

This paper can be accessed at:

Charles Hunt's Diet Evolution: Eat Fat and Get Fit!
The aim of the study was to examine the associations of long-term high-fat dairy food consumption and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) intake and the incidence of colorectal cancer. The study consisted of 60,708 women aged 40-76 years with over 14 years of follow-up.

The study found:
(a) Women who consumed 4 or more servings of high-fat dairy foods per day (including whole milk, full-fat cultured milk, cheese, cream, sour cream, and butter) had a 41% decreased risk of colorectal cancer when compared with the women who consumed less than 1 serving per day.
(b) Each increment of 2 servings of high-fat dairy foods per day corresponded to a 13% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer.
(c) Women who consumed the most conjugated linoleic acid had a 29% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer.

Conjugated linoleic acid can be found in animal based foods, including milk and meat. Different meats have higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid. Grass-fed cattle have a much higher amount of conjugated linoleic acid than grain-fed cattle. For this reason, grass-fed cattle and sheep may be the best source of conjugated linoleic acid.

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Recipe of the day

Crock Pot Pot Roast

Ingredients: - Glatt Kosher Chuck Pot Roast
Food Mall: Chuck Roast
3 1/2 lb chuck roast
1 lg onion, chopped
3 lg carrots, peeled and sliced
16 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

Brown the roast on top of the stove beforehand, on all sides in a little olive oil.

Place the onion and carrots on the bottom of the crock pot (you'll need at least a 4 quart crock pot for this recipe). Put the meat on top and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the tomatoes over all and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours.