Is meat with its high fat content the real culprit, or is it the FDA-approved growth hormones, the same hormones that have been rejected in Europe, that should bear the blame? Why is eating less meat associated with a lower incidence of many types of cancer? Could it be chemical overload? American women are about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than are women in less developed countries.
Leticia M. Diaz, Hormone Replacement Therapy, or Just Eat More Meat: The Technological Hare vs. The Regulatory Tortoise, 27 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 391 (2000)