ER+ affected by red meat?

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Question from DSmom: I just heard on NBC news that red meat may have had an effect on my estrogen positive breast cancer. I eat more red meat during the holidays. I was an avid Atkins Diet person prior to my diagnosis and usually eat more red meat during the holidays. Please advise.
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. This new study does show a relationship, not a definite cause and effect, but an association between increased consumption of red meat and premenopausal breast cancer. It did not show a relationship to postmenopausal breast cancer. So for women who are trying to cut down on their red meat, holiday season or not, I'd recommend no more than a 3 ounce serving, about the size of a deck of cards. The incidence starts increasing with 3 or more servings a week.
Jennifer Sabol, M.D., F.A.C.S. You can read more about this study at

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Eating and Drinking Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answering your questions about how to stay healthy during the most hectic, high-calorie time of year.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in November 2006.

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