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Opting for grilled chicken or seafood this summer may save a woman’s life.

According to the result of a 20-year study, women who ate the most red meat increased their risk for breast cancer by nearly 25 percent.

At the same time, researchers found that replacing a daily serving of red meat with a combination of fish, legumes, nuts and poultry appeared to lower the risk of breast cancer by 14 percent.

“Cutting down processed meat, limiting intake of red meat, and substituting a combination of poultry, fish, legumes and nuts as protein sources for red meat during early life seems beneficial for the prevention of breast cancer,” said lead researcher Maryam Farvid of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition.

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