A study in the PLoS One reports that eating well-done beef may raise your risk of developing prostate cancer. The researchers noted a 50% higher risk among consumers of well-done beef than among people who ate rare to medium beef. Cooking meat “well” can create chemical compounds that have been linked to cancer, according to the study’s lead author, Dr John Witte, a professor at the University of California at San Francisco.

Temperature at the centre of meat in degrees Celsius:

– Very Rare: 46-52

– Rare: 52-57

– Medium Rare: 57-63

– Medium: 63-68

– Medium Well: 68-74

– Well Done: 74