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Health & Wellness

Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

Melanie Wong | Oct 26, 201504:57 PM    

"...a link between certain types of meat and some forms of cancer – notably bowel cancer – isn’t ‘new’ news – the evidence has been building for decades, and is supported by a lot of careful research.

Nevertheless, today’s announcement is significant. It comes from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – a group of international experts who scrutinise the overall evidence – in this case more than 800 studies – on how likely certain things are to cause cancer. Their decisions carry a lot of clout, especially with governments and regulators.

But what does the finding – published here in the Lancet Oncology – mean in practice? How much meat is it sensible to eat? And how many cases of cancer are linked to meat consumption?

In this post, we’ll look at what IARC’s classification actually means, how red and processed meat affect cancer risk, and the likely size of this effect..."

Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

Following today's headlines about processed meat and cancer we ask how much meat is it sensible to eat? And how many cases of cancer are linked to meat...

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