Argumentative Essay On Meat Consumption

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Introduction: Meat consumption is popular and necessary for every family since people use it almost every day, in every meal. In summer, many families have the BBQ parties, and that's usually the time that meat consumption increases significantly. Beside the frequency of meat consumption, there are also many questions related to health and diseases that may caused from meat consumption. Some researchers found that meat consumption can increase the risk of colorectal cancer, while some other researchers have been arguing that there are no clear answers to support this problem. Since meat consumption is used in daily life, cancer disease could be considered as a serious problem that needs to be concern seriously. Otherwise, other diseases could …show more content…
However, there are many different ways to increase the risk of colorectal cancer from meat consumption. Long-term meat consumption is one of those factors, and it can be considered as the most important factor since people usually use it for long time without knowing any negative effects that it may cause. To support this first argument, Chao and colleagues showed that there are a relation between long-term meat consumption and colorectal cancer since the association between processed meat and colorectal cancer was based on long-term consumption1. However, there are two opposite associations between different sources of meat since the red meat consumption can cause a high risk of rectal cancer, with the rate ratio of 1.43, whereas poultry and fish only showed a low risk of proximal and distal colon cancer, with the rate ratio of 0.77 and 0.70, respectively, even they are all having long-term consumption1. Thus, the first evidence proved that long-term meat consumption can increase the risk of colorectal …show more content…
One of the "yes" side arguments stated that high consumption of red meat and animal fat was associated with colon cancer, but another articles found the opposite. The study by Goldbohm and colleagues was tested on both men and women of the age 55-69 by given the questionnaire survey about food consumption including different types of meat and other nutrient intake4. According to the results, they found that some processed meat may increase the risk of colon cancer as an exception, but overall, there was no association between the risk of colon cancer and the consumption of meat and animal fat4. Moreover, they also stated that fish consumption also showed an association with colon cancer, however it was not significant4. Thus, this evidence negates the “yes” side evidence that high consumption of meat can cause colon

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