Bowel cancer symptoms: The shape of your poo is a warning sign – when to see your GP

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Processed meat is any meat that has been treated to preserve it and/or add flavour – for example, bacon, salami, sausages, canned meat, or chicken nuggets.

“It is estimated that around 13 out of 100 bowel cancer cases (around 13 percent) in the UK are linked to eating these meats,” reports Cancer Research UK.

Processed meat can also raise your risk of heart disease – a major killer worldwide.

The government recommends that people eating more than 90g of red and processed meat a day should reduce it to 70g or less.

Published at Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:02:00 +0000

Bowel cancer symptoms: The shape of your poo is a warning sign – when to see your GP

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