Zeranol Use in Meat and Breast Cancer

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
01 Dec 2020

Anabolic growth promoting drugs in meat production are by far the most potent hormones found in the food supply.

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Isn’t that amazing about the DES story? I had no idea it was used in meat production. Check out some of the other Big Pharma on Big Farms: Illegal Drugs in Chicken Feathers (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/illegal-drugs-in-c

The most dangerous additive used in the meat industry is antibiotics, though. See, for example:
• Antibiotics: Agribusinesses’ Pound of Flesh (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/antibiotics-agribu
• MRSA Superbugs in Meat (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/mrsa-superbugs-in-
• Drug Residues in Meat (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/drug-residues-in-m
• How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/how-many-cancers-h

For more on what may be bad for the breast, check out:
• Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much Is Safe? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/breast-cancer-and-
• Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine v. White Wine (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/breast-cancer-risk
• Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Statin-Cholesterol
• Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Cholesterol-Feeds-
• Cancer Risk From French Fries (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Cancer-Risk-From-F
• Estrogenic Cooked Meat Carcinogens (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/estrogenic-cooked-

And for what may protective, see:
• Broccoli vs. Breast Cancer Stem Cells (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/broccoli-versus-br
• Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/why-do-asian-women
• Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseeds-breast-c
• Breast Cancer vs. Mushrooms (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/breast-cancer-vs-m
• Preventing Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/preventing-breast-
• Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/tree-nuts-or-peanu
• Fiber vs. Breast Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/fiber-vs-breast-ca
• Which Dietary Factors Affect Breast Cancer Most? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Which-Dietary-Fact

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