What meats are considered safe?

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Question from Toronto Karen: I'm confused over exactly what meat is considered red meat. Is ANY meat safe? Chicken? Pork?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I put pork in the same category as beef, i.e. red meats. Some of the data seem to show that the meats that are mostly linked to increased risk of cancer are what is called processed meats—foods like baloney, pepperoni, sausages and meats like that. It was particularly shown in a large study in Europe. To my knowledge there have been no studies showing an increased incidence of breast cancer with chicken.

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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