A new study outside England finds that people who eat chicken are at increased risk of developing cancer.
Researchers look at the eating habits of nearly 500,000 middle-aged people in eight years, according to the Daily Mail.
University of Oxford researchers have identified nearly 23,000 advanced cancers.
"Bird intake is positively associated with the risk of malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma," according to a document published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the Daily Mail reported.
The study is an "association study."
This means that the study shows "the link between eating chicken and certain cancers instead of exploring the reason why," Daily
studies to determine if the meat contains carcinogen or whether there is a relationship between how the chicken is prepared.