The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 3 February 2012

Eating red meat cuts colon cancer by 10% in men

This study was published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 1999 Jan;8(1):15-24.

Study title and authors:
Meat consumption, genetic susceptibility, and colon cancer risk: a United States multicenter case-control study.
Kampman E, Slattery ML, Bigler J, Leppert M, Samowitz W, Caan BJ, Potter JD.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Seattle, Washington 98109-1024, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The association between meat consumption and colon cancer risk was compared between 1,542 men and women aged 30 - 79 who had colon cancer and 1,860 people who did not have cancer.  

The study revealed:
  • Red meat consumption was unrelated to colon cancer risk in women.
  • Men who ate the most red meat had a 10% decreased risk of colon cancer.