Separate fact from fiction and learn how eating the right amount of protein at the right time can help you get better results from your workouts. By: Marie Spano, MS, RD
Photo: John Autry
Truth: There is no research to support the notion that animal protein causes cancer. However, according to the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research, there is convincing evidence that red meat, including pork, beef, lamb, and goat increases the risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. And, increased intake of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer.