Massive Oxford University Study Reveals Eating Chicken Is ‘Positively Associated’ With Increased Risk Of Cancer

Oxford University Study Reveals Eating Chicken Increases Cancer Risk


Just in time for peak wings-eating season (AKA football season), comes a new study conducted by scientists at Oxford University which claims that eating chicken increases the risk of getting cancer.

The research, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, involved tracking 475,000 middle-aged people over a period of eight years from 2006 to 2014. It analyzed the participants’ diets as well as the diseases and illnesses they suffered.

At the conclusion of the study, around 23,000 of the 475,000 people analyzed ended up developing cancer and researchers found a link between chicken consumption and an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as an association between eating white meat and an increased risk for malignant melanoma and prostate cancer in men, reports

The researchers said that further studies can shed more light on the positive association between poultry intake and prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“Poultry intake was positively associated with risk for malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma,” A. Kruppel and colleagues wrote in their study.

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The research that was carried out was an ‘association study’. This means that it only shows the correlation between eating chicken and the certain types of cancers, rather than investigating the reasons why.

There are a number of factors that could cause this link. It could mean that the meat itself contains a carcinogen but it could even come down to how the meat is cooked.

So, basically, there is pretty much nothing on this entire planet these days that does not cause cancer. Thanks, science.

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