ELMIRA, N.Y. (NBC) – A new study finds eating poultry, instead of red meat, may help lower the risk of breast cancer.
Researchers studied thousands of women for more than seven years.
They found women who ate the most red meat had a 23 percent higher risk of breast cancer than those who ate the least red meat.
Eating more poultry lowered the risk of breast cancer; breast cancer risk was the lowest for women who replaced red meat with poultry.
Breast cancer is the number one cancer among women worldwide.
The report was published Aug. 6 in the International Journal of Cancer.