A report released by the International Agency for Cancer Research has received considerable media attention due to its classification of red meat (Group 2a) and processed meats (Group 1) as carcinogenic to humans. According to the media release “These findings further support current public health recommendations to limit intake of meat,” says Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of IARC, “at the same time red meat has nutritional value. Therefore these results are important for enabling governments and international regulatory agencies to conduct risk assessments, in order to balance the risks and benefits to eating red meat and processed meat and to provide the best possible dietary recommendations.”

Dr. Christopher Wild will be delivering a public lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa on November 6. To register, go to http://carleton.ca/chaimcentre/cu-events/christopher-wild/