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10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer


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Avoid Barbecued Meat When Possible
Meat when heated to high temperatures forms heterocyclic amines.
Meat when heated to high temperatures forms heterocyclic amines.
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Those tasty black marks on your burger could spell danger, early investigations show. [Cancer, August 1, 1994]. The fat laced throughout animal protein (even lean cuts), when heated to high temperatures, forms heterocyclic amines in the body, which may prompt breast tumor formation, explains Claghorn.


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