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Does Grilled Food Cause Cancer?

Some research has suggested eating grilled, fried or broiled meats may increase cancer risk. However, based on present research findings, eating moderate amounts of grilled meats cooked without charring and to a safe temperature does not pose a problem. To prevent charring, remove visible fat which can cause flare-ups. Pre-cook meats in the microwave immediately before grilling to release some of the juices that can drop onto coals. Cook meats in the center of the grill, and move coals to the side to prevent fat and juices from dripping on them. If meat does char, trim off charred portions.

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