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

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