eat meat frequently, especially
meat that is well done or cooked at high
temperatures, may have a higher chance of
developing bladder cancer, according
to a large study at The University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center presented at
the American Association for Cancer Research
101st Annual Meeting 2010. This risk appears
to increase in people with certain genetic
well known that meat cooked at high temperatures
generates heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that
can cause cancer," said study presenter
Jie Lin, Ph.D., assistant professor in M.
D. Anderson's Department of Epidemiology.
"We wanted to find out if meat consumption
increases the risk of developing bladder
cancer and how genetic differences may play
to the American Cancer Society, almost 71,000
new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed
in this country last year, and more than
14,000 people died because of the disease.
Men are at much higher risk of developing
bladder cancer than women.