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Futher evidence links red meat to cancer

New evidence has been discovered to back up the theory that eating a lot of red and processed meat can increase the risk of bowel and lung cancer.

 A study of half a million men and women found that those who ate the most red mea had an increased risk of developing colorectal, liver, lung and esophageal cancer compared with those who ate the least.

The authors say their results demonstrate that one in ten colorectal and one in ten lung cancers could be avoided if people ate less red and processed meat.

The authors are now conducting a review of literature investigating the association between meat intake and cancer risk.

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