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Love to meat can lead to colon cancer, warn doctors

Recently it became known that the high concentration of iron in the human body greatly increases the risk of rapid development of cancer. And as recently noted by the famous English newspaper the Daily Mail, red meat is the main source of iron in the human body. Also recently it became known that iron can negatively influence the work of the genes that usually protect the body from such terrible diseases as cancer.

Scientists have conducted research on mice, the results showed that the likelihood of developing cancer in the body depends on the work of APC gene and the levels of iron. When the experimental mice gene ARS worked correctly and was a high level of iron in the body, they are two to three times more likely to die of cancer. There was also another group of mice that had not consumed such a quantity of iron, and their cancer was not, even though the ARS gene was defective.

Professor Owen Sansom noted the following very curious fact: the ARS gene defect behind every eighth case of cancer out of every ten. Meat contains such a compound as a gem, it gives the meat its red color. It is the connection that can damage the lining of the intestines. In addition, when the meat is fried – is, so to say, heat – of it are carcinogenic compounds, which are known to be extremely harmful to health.

Gradually, over time, starts to increase the likelihood that intestinal cells will start to make the production of defective genes, as well as a reaction to the iron that is present in the human diet. At idle the gene of the iron that enters the body, accumulates in the pavement. This process begins to involve the WNT signaling pathway, which ultimately leads to the fact that cells divide uncontrollably.

Iron has such an action that there is a growth of cells with defective ARS. The scientists also found that mice that have the problematic gene was absent either worked fine, did not suffer from cancer, even though in the diet of the mice contained a large enough amount of iron. In experimental animals WNT signaling pathway was not active.