Consumption of meat, traditional and modern processed meat and colorectal cancer risk among the Moroccan population: A large‐scale case–control study

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Journal: International Journal of Caner

Publication Date: 09/2019

Summary: Our study showed similar associations between the consumption of red meat and CRC risk in Morocco as in developed countries, while inverse associations were found for traditional processed meat products. This is the first study to investigate the differential effects of traditional versus westernized processed meat products in a developing country.

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In countries such as Morocco the consumption of western processed meats led to similar rates of colorectal cancer, but meats that were processed in ways traditional to Morocco had an inverse relationship with colorectal cancer.

Processing Meat in Traditional Ways Decreases Colorectal Cancer Risk

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