Top Italian oncologist says eliminate meat altogether

Veronesi says unsurprised by WHO study

(ANSA) - Rome, October 26 - Top Italian oncologist Umberto Veronesi said Monday a new World Health Organisation report saying processed meats were a cancer risk on a par with smoking and red meats only slightly less dangerous highlighted the need to cut meat out of diets altogether.
    "My advice as someone who has always been vegetarian is to eliminate consumption of meat altogether for ethical and philosophical reasons," he said.
    "Having said that the World Health Organisation study on the carcinogenic nature of red and treated meat does not come as a surprise to us at all," he added.
    All such studies that help to identify possible factors of rick for cancer are a "great step forward," Veronesi said.
   

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