Warmer temperatures and holiday special celebrations potentially bring more red meat consumption and more risk for bowel cancer, according to British researchers.
A new study in the international journal of epidemiology, says consuming just 76 grams of red and processed meat raises your risk for bowel cancer by 20 percent.
Over 475-thousand people aged 40 to 60 were tracked for six years.
Over 26-hundred of them developed bowel cancer.
Britain’s department of health says people should limit red and processed meat consumption to 70 grams.
That’s one-third of 8-ounce sirloin steak, or five slices of lunch ham, or half of a large hamburger patty.
Other healthy ways around red meat are “meatless Mondays”, using chicken or fish, or eating beans and lentils instead of meat.