Meat & Cancer: What's the Real Risk?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that processed meats like bacon and hot dogs are just as harmful as tobacco and asbestos.
Air Date: 10/27/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ.

Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes.

She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top must-have books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.
Meat & Cancer: What's the Real Risk?
Meat can be a great source of protein, B vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) is suggesting that eating red meat and processed meat can increase your risk for cancer.

The WHO indicated in their report that 50 grams of processed meat a day can increase your chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18 percent.

Processed meat is labeled as such when something has been added to the meat product in order to extend shelf life or change the taste (for example, when a meat is smoked, cured, or has added preservatives).

What else did the WHO find in their research?

Listen in as Felicia Stoler, PhD, shares the latest findings from the WHO on meat and your cancer risk.