Should I Eat Red Meat?

Should I Eat Red Meat?

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When you are looking for the best private GPs Hertfordshire has to offer, make sure you are keeping up your end of the bargain by eating a healthy balanced diet.

Recent news that red meat may be highly carcinogenic has come from the WHO, with many people comparing it to tobacco, but is it really all that bad?

The news has come as the WHO have found what they believe to be a causal link to bowel cancer and it is thought that for each 50g of red processed meat eaten daily, the risk of colorectal cancer increases by 18 per cent.

This means that if you don’t eat an large amount of red meat the risk is small, but the WHO has warned that due to increasingly levels of red meat consumption across the globe, it could have a significant impact on global health overall.

There has however been some dissent, which follows a year of deliberation by scientists over whether or not to consider red meat a carcinogen. For example, some scientists are claiming that avoiding red meat does not protect you against cancer and efforts should instead be focused on stopping smoking reducing alcohol consumption and maintaining a normal body weight, The Guardian reported.

If you need to discuss your diet, or indeed want to stop smoking, discuss your drinking habits or reduce your weight then you can talk to us in confidence. We will speak to you about what would be best for you if you want to improve your health.

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