Here is some information I gleaned from Dr. Mercola’s newsletter today:
Heterocyclic amines form in meat or fish cooked at high temperatures, and have been tied to breast cancer in rats. Rats fed a diet having a high omega-6 content developed even more tumors in response to dietary heterocyclic amines than rats given a low fat diet.
Now, a new study looked at nearly 12,000 women aged 50 and older. In women with low heterocyclic amine consumption, high omega-6 PUFA intake increased the likelihood of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
What does this mean? It’s confusing. I like eating well-done meat, if that’s the recommendation!