The researchers tested 76 samples of different types of organic and conventional meat for 33 different carcinogens.
A study of the cancer risk associated with eating different meats estimated They are so high that we may not want to feed children more than five times a month with beef, pork or chicken. The study was conducted in Europe, where pregnancy contamination is a particular problem. In the United States, if there was any standing out, it would be is being Chicken and PBDEs (Flame Retardant Chemicals) – Not Only comparison To other meat, but also to other countries. “Total PBDEs in American chickens were on average 10-20 times higher than that in chickens from Spain or Japan.” However, diet is not the only source of exposure. People Eating food A vegetarian diet has only 25 percent lower levels in the bloodstream than those who eat meat, although a significant proportion of the levels of PBDEs in carnivores may be from chicken, as I discuss in my video Old Friday memory: Is organ meat less carcinogenic?.
For other chemicals, diet may play a larger role. Studies of contaminants in breast milk in vegetarians dating back more than 30 years have proven have found Average plant levels for some pollutants were only 1 to 2 percent of the national average. In fact, for six of the seven pollutants the researchers studied, “there was no overlap in the range of scores. The highest plant value was lower than the lowest value obtained in [general] US sample.” This is presumed to be the case because of these pollutants focus in the food chain. Therefore, by eating plants, which are at the bottom of the food chain, “vegetarians have an advantage.”
Consider dioxins, for example. It is believed that meat, fish and dairy products Input Almost all of the dioxin burden is in the body,” and indeed, if you look at those who eat strictly vegetarian diets, they may only have about a third of their dioxin and PCB levels, and even less than a fifth circulating throughout their bodies, as you can see at 1:43 In my country video.
A study from India really shocked me. India was Confrontation A big problem is the treatment of its massive waste of electrical and electronic goods (nearly 400,000 tons of e-waste each year). Workers in factories can be recycling or dismantling e-waste open for high levels of toxic chemicals. As you can see at 2:11 in my country videothey can End With a concentration of PCBs in the bloodstream nearly double that of those living about 250 miles along the coast. These were non-vegetarian workers in e-waste recycling. The levels of PCBs in the bloodstreams of vegetarians working at the same plant were lower — not only lower than their non-vegetarian co-workers, but also lower than their coastal neighbors 250 miles away.
The problem with these cross-sectional studies is that we can’t differentiate diet. Vegetarians may have other lifestyle behaviors that protect them. You don’t know until you put it to the test. Change people’s diets and see what happens. It’s hard to do with persistent pollutants like PCBs, which can take literally decades to detoxify the body, but we can get get rid of of heavy metals such as mercury within months. Indeed, within three months of “excluding meat, poultry, fish and eggs” from the study participants’ diets, there was a significant decrease in the levels of toxic heavy metals in their bodies, including mercury, cadmium and lead. Up to about a 30 percent drop in three months, as you can see at 3:02 in my country video.
What if we stick to organic meat? Certified organic meat Come of animals “fed with organically produced feed that is free of pesticides and animal by-products,” by law. Therefore, one might assume that “there should be less accumulation of chemical residues. However, in practice, there are no studies on the content of chemical residues in organ meats”—that is, there have not been any… until now.
Researchers acquired 76 samples of different types of meat, both organic and conventional, and their contamination levels were determined by 33 different POPs and carcinogens. After all, “food intake contributes more than 90% of the total current exposure to these compounds, especially foods of animal origin such as fish, dairy, or meat.” But, “[o]On the other hand, an increasing number of consumers are choosing “organic.” Indeed, in the United States, organic food production has increased by 50% over the past decade, so are consumers of organic meat protected or not?
“[N]o The sample was completely free of carcinogenic contaminants”, which is to be expected given how polluted our world is these days, but what was surprising was that “the differences between organically and conventionally produced meats were negligible.” Moreover, in both cases, “the pattern exceeded Current meat consumption limits, which are set according to contamination levels, are associated with a related carcinogenic risk. Remarkably, the consumption of organically produced meat does not reduce this cancer-causing risk, but on the contrary, appears to be higher…” The bottom line is that “consumption of organic meat does not reduce the likelihood of cancer associated with eating POPs” .
There is, too Carcinogens in meat that are generated during cooking. Watch this video to find out more. If you are interested in the issue of heavy metals, watch How to lower levels of heavy metals in the diet.
- A study in Europe found that the cancer risks associated with consuming different meats are so high that we may not want to give beef, pork or chicken to children more than five times a month.
- In the United States, poultry and PBDEs (flame retardant chemicals) stand out as the most polluted – compared to other meat and also in other countries. Indeed, the total PBDEs in American chickens are on average 10 to 20 times higher than in chickens from, say, Japan or Spain.
- Studies of contaminants in breast milk of vegetarians found that average plant levels of some pollutants were only 1 to 2 percent higher than the national average, and for six out of seven pollutants examined, “the highest plant value was lower than the lowest.” value obtained in [general] US sample.
- These pollutants focus on the food chain, so, since plants are at the bottom of the food chain, “vegetarians have an advantage.” In fact, it is believed that almost all of the body’s burden of dioxin comes from meat (including fish) and dairy products. Those who follow a strict vegetarian diet may only have about a third of their levels of dioxins and PCBs, and even less than a fifth circulating in their bodies.
- Cross-sectional studies do not allow for diet customization, and vegetarians may have other protective lifestyle habits. When people’s diets were changed, though, they saw a significant reduction in toxic heavy metals, including mercury, cadmium and lead, in their bodies within three months of cutting out meat and eggs.
- By law, certified organic meat must come from animals fed organic feed free of pesticides and animal by-products, so one might assume it has less of a buildup of chemical residues. However, when the researchers tested 76 samples of different types of organic and conventional meat, not one was completely free of carcinogenic contaminants and “the differences between organically and conventionally produced meats are minimal.”
- Moreover, current meat consumption patterns are associated with cancer risk, and remarkably, eating organ meats appears to elevate it even higher.
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Michael Greer, MD
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