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No meat-cancer link

A checkoff-funded review of more than 10,000 published scientific studies found no causal association between beef and cancer, says Dominick Alexander, an epidemiologist with Exponent

A checkoff-funded review of more than 10,000 published scientific studies found no causal association between beef and cancer, says Dominick Alexander, an epidemiologist with Exponent, a scientific consulting group in Chicago.

The work has produced two manuscripts published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Cancer Detection and Prevention, both highly respected scientific publications. Alexander says five or six more manuscripts regarding the findings that there is no link between beef and cancer will be submitted to scientific journals over the next year.

He says that since the manuscripts were published, other researchers have come forward with unpublished research further showing that no link exists between beef and cancer.