On a business trip to China, I ate a lot of wonderful food. Towards the end of the second week, I was craving BBQ, a hamburger, anything... I asked our interpreter if there were any such places around (Shenzhen) that had this sort of food. She looked at me with horror. I mean, not just a shocked look, but like I was pulling the curtain open while she was in the shower and I had a knife in my hand. She told me that "they" believe that grilled meat (that with char marks) causes cancer.

Does charred meat cause cancer? Are there any studies?

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  • Thnx Flimzy, I didn't see it as I was searching for grilling specifically – Some Freemason Jan 17 '14 at 20:24
  • @Flimzy I'm not sure this is a duplicate, as far as I remember there are some specific carcinogens created when the fat is burnt on the coals in a BBQ. So this question might be different enough. – Mad Scientist Jan 17 '14 at 20:49
  • @Fabian: Then it would be a duplicate of this one, which was closed as a duplicate of the other. – Flimzy Jan 17 '14 at 20:50

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