UK Government: Lower Colon Cancer Risk by Decreasing Red and Processed Meat Intake

by: cancercompass

The BBC reported Friday that the Department of Health in England is advising people to eat no more than 70 grams, or just under 2.5 ounces, of red or processed meat per day to lower the risk of colon cancer.

"Red and processed meat is a fine part of a healthy, balanced diet. As a guide, we're suggesting 70 grams per day," Dr. Alison Tedstone of the Department of Health in England told the BBC. "Approximately two slices of cooked, sliced meat."

How much red or processed meat do you eat each day? Are you over or under what they suggest?

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