Red meat eaters have higher risk of developing bowel cancer, study finds

18 April 2019

Each bottle of beer you drink and steak you eat could be increasing your risk of bowel cancer, new research has found. 

Dr Kathryn Bradbury, from NIHI and University of Auckland, found people who consumed red meat even within recommended daily guidelines had a 20 per cent higher chance of developing bowel cancer than those who ate one-third as much. 

Eating red and processed meat even within recommended guidelines can increase a person's risk of developing bowel cancer, research from the University of Auckland has shown.

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