VegNews Daily

Red and Processed Meat Linked to Colorectal Cancer

After analyzing thousands of patients and millions of genetic sequences, scientists have found that red and processed meat heightens the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

During a recent study, scientists at the University of Southern California analyzed 9,287 patients who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, 9,117 patients who did not have colorectal cancer, and 2.7 million genetic sequences. The results, which were presented at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting on October 24, showed that a genetic sequence that is present in one-in-three people, increases the chances of developing colorectal cancer when red meat and processed meat is consumed. They found that diets rife with fruits, vegetables, and fiber, on the other hand, lessen the risk of developing colorectal cancer. This not the first study to reveal the serious health detriments of meat—research published earlier this year revealed a correlation between processed meat and early death as well as impaired male fertility, while red meat has been tied to an increased risk of colon cancer fatalities and the development of type 2 diabetes.

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Vegan Chickpea Brand

Vegan snack company HIPPEAS gets a celebrity capital boost to help hit the company's goal of tripling revenue this year.
Read More »

Pinterest Reports a 52 Percent Spike in Vegan Pins

The social media platform implemented new tools to make finding vegan posts easier after discovering a growing interest in cruelty-free living.
Read More »

New York Times Points to Steak for Antarctica's Demise

An investigative series reveals the true effects of global warming—caused in part by animal agriculture—on the icy continent.
Read More »

List of Most Vegan-Friendly Ballparks Revealed

An all-vegan cart in Texas, The Herbivorous Butcher's offerings in Minneapolis, and soy chorizo tamales in Phoenix all helped to secure top spots on PETA's annual list.
Read More »

Mark Bittman Urges WHO to Eliminate Factory Farming

New York Times' former columnist urges the World Health Organization to take action against the global threats produced by factory farms.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »