SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574
STEFAN, D C. Red meat, processed meat and cancer in South Africa. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2016, vol.106, n.1, pp.43-43. ISSN 2078-5135. http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2016.V106I1.10400.
Epidemiological studies around the world were analysed recently by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, demonstrating a positive correlation between consumption of red meat and processed meat and colorectal cancer. In South Africa (SA) there is a great variation in the incidence of this type of cancer between various ethnic groups, related to diet and other risk factors. Strengthening the SA cancer registry and co-ordinated research on diet and cancer are required to provide specific answers for our population.