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At Rio de Janeiro's famed Churrascaria Palace restaurant, the sizzling of steaks, the swish of carving knives and sighs of satisfied diners drowned out a United Nations warning Monday that meat can cause cancer.So the warning from the International Agency for Research on Cancer – saying that processed meats like sausages sharply increase colorectal cancer risks and that red meat "probably" also poses a risk – is a hard sell.Waiters in elegant black outfits file in and out with giant skewers of beef steak, lamb and chicken or pushing a trolley bearing a set of ribs that wouldn't look out of place in a natural history museum.October at the restaurant has been declared "Festival of exotic meats" month. Owner Antonio Saraiva said that even if he also offered fish and salads, there was no need to apologize for meat.
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