Why Is Breast Cancer Becoming Commoner?

Vernon Coleman

It's difficult to open a newspaper or magazine these days without seeing yet another explanation for the rising incidence of breast cancer.

The real answer is breathtakingly simple.

(But also commercially and politically inconvenient.)

Carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals) used on farms and given to farm animals remain in the meat sold by butchers (and in meat products).

When the meat is eaten the carcinogens are stored in human fat.

The female breast is a major store of body fat. A normal, healthy human breast is, indeed, largely fat.

And so a normal, healthy female breast becomes a major repository for cancer causing chemicals.

And so, as more cancer inducing chemicals are used on farms, the incidence of breast cancer is rising.

(Anyone who doubts this should know that breast cancer is commoner in countries where a lot of meat is eaten than it is countries where not much meat is eaten.)

In Britain the Press Complaints Commission has forbidden me to mention this. And the Advertising Standards Authority have forbidden me to advertise my book (Food For Thought) with the words `Meat causes cancer' in the advertisement.


Well, the Meat and Livestock Commission (a branch of the British Government) has complained that these claims `are damaging to the industry' and `could be greatly disturbing to the public'.

Now you know.

Copyright Vernon Coleman November 2006 Read more about meat and cancer in Vernon Coleman's books Food for Thought and Coleman's Laws - available from the shop on this website and from all good bookshops everywhere.