That steak you love or that bacon you slap on a breakfast sandwich or with eggs in the morning is increasing your risk of colon cancer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) eating red meat and processed meat on a daily basis can increase your risk.
Eating meats like hot dogs, sausages, corned beef, ham and beef jerky increases the risk of colorectal cancer, said the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the WHO. In fact they say each 50g portion of processed meat consumed on a daily basis increases the risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent.
The good news you don’t have to cut it out completely…
Dr. Kurt Straif, Head of the IARC monographs program, said in a statement:
“For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed. In view of the large number of people who consume processed meat, the global impact on cancer incidence is of public health importance.”
Everything in moderation.