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Red And Processed Meat

How does processed and red meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? Research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk. The post How does processed and red meat cause cancer...

10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

Cancer Research UK response to IARC classification of red and processed meat

Cancer Research UK responds to the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s Monograph for red and processed meat.

Govt advisers urge people to limit red and processed meat intake

A report advises people who eat high levels of red and processed meat to limit intake of the foods in order to lower risks of bowel cancer.

Swapping red meat for other protein sources reduces risk of early death

Swapping just one portion of red meat a day for another source of protein such as fish, chicken, nuts or pulses reduces the risk of dying from cancer and heart disease, a...

Processed meat may increase pancreatic cancer risk

Eating too much processed meat may increases the risk of pancreatic cancer, new research published in the British Journal of Cancer finds today.

Scientists discover how iron levels and a faulty gene cause bowel cancer

HIGH LEVELS of iron could raise the risk of bowel cancer by switching on a key pathway in people with faults in a critical anti-cancer gene, according to a study published...

Scientists find more support for red meat cancer link

Analysis of data from a major international cancer study has uncovered more evidence of a link between a diet high in red meat and increased cancer risk.

Red and processed meat linked to increased risk of cancer death

People who regularly eat large amounts of red or processed meat appear to have a greater risk of death from cancer, US scientists have said.