Eating even moderate amounts of red and processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, a new study has found. Photo: Alamy

Red meat and bowel cancer: eating even a moderate amount raises risk, study finds

  • People eating 76g of red or processed meat per day had a 20 per cent higher risk of bowel cancer compared with those who ate 21g, a new study finds
  • The risk increased by 20 per cent with each extra slice of ham or rasher of bacon (roughly 25g) the study participants ate
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Eating even moderate amounts of red and processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, a new study has found. Photo: Alamy
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