Wednesday a report on a major study into the link between red meat consumption and the risk of bowel cancer is published, as reported by the BBC

The headline result is that those eating two 80g portions of red meat a day are one third more likely to develop bowel cancer than those eating less than one portion a week. A McDonald’s quarter pounder by definition contains 110g of beef. The nutritional information is not available on the US site to give the weight of the beef patty but clearly with only 50g to play with you are not going to have a very big portion before you go over the “high consumption” figure.

I have just given the “2 McDonalds” as an example but clearly anyone eating an 8oz steak each day falls into the same risk category. Low dietary fiber also increases the risk of bowel cancer.  

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