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August 2011 Issue

Authoritative Report Links Meat with Colorectal Cancer

The most comprehensive report on colorectal cancer risk ever published concluded that red and processed meat, in addition to other lifestyle factors, increases the risk of the disease, while fiber offers protection against it. The World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research’s Continuous Update Project (CUP) Expert Panel authored the report, which was based on a systematic review of the evidence linking colorectal cancer risk and diet, physical activity and weight.

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