Does red meat cause cancer?

A reader asks,

“I keep hearing reports that eating red meat correlates with cancer. Is it true?”

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines and many mainstream health organizations continue to recommend lean, nutrient-rich meat, including processed meat, in moderation as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Many respected experts agree that obesity and lack of exercise are the most significant risk factors for cancer. Red meat has many benefits to your health. It is a major source of protein, as well as iron, zinc and B vitamins. When it comes to considering health risks and benefits of different foods remember, most things are okay in moderation.

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