- An additional 100 grams of red meat per day raises risk of colorectal cancer by 17%.
- An additional 50 grams of processed meat daily raises risk by 18%.
- And 34,000 cancer deaths a year worldwide attribute to diets high in processed meats.
“This is still just correlation. The exact mechanism of potentially causing cancer is not known, and so with that interplay of each individual person’s risk factor, it’s very hard to determine on an individual basis” says Dr. Sarah Bligh, UnityPoint Clinic Gastroenterologist.