Eating just one extra strip of bacon a day could increase your risk of bowel cancer by 20%

Eating even a small amount of red and processed meat could increase the risk of bowel cancer by 20%, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Cancer Research UK found that people who eat 76g of red or processed meat per day have a 20% higher risk of developing bowel cancer than those who averaged 21g a day. The study also found that risk of bowel cancer also rose 20% with every extra 25g of processed meat — about one strip of bacon. “This doesn’t necessarily mean cutting out red and processed meat entirely,”

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