Red meat linked to bowel cancer


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.

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