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Meat, Meet Colon Cancer

New research finds meat eaters absolutely increase their risk of developing colon/bowel cancer. Study findings show those who eat more than 160 grams of red or processed meat per day increase their risk of colon cancer by 35 percent over those consuming less than 20 grams per day. There did not seem to be a correlation between chicken consumption and colon cancer. Other risk factors for colon cancer include obesity, physical inactivity as well as smoking and excess alcohol consumption. It should be noted that this study was one of the largest nutritional investigates to date and included more than 478,000 men and women.

Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 15, 2005