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Red meat increases risk of colorectal cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1406
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Eating red and processed meat increases the risk of people developing colorectal cancer, according to a European prospective study published this week (Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2005;97: 906-16). The latest results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) showed that the risk of developing bowel cancer was a third higher for people eating more than two …

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