Red And Processed Meat Are The Risk Factors With The Highest Impact In The Prevention Of Colorectal Cancer
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Sofia Lourenço is a senior project manager at the Danish Cancer Society. Her work is focused on public-private partnerships promoting an increase in the intake of whole grain products, and an increase in everyday-cycling, as well as the use of the nudging policy paradigm and its applications in health nutrition promotion arenas. Her research areas are: nutrition and cancer evidence; campaign development and management; public health nutrition; cancer prevention.

                       

Red And Processed Meat Are The Risk Factors With The Highest Impact In The Prevention Of Colorectal Cancer

Research from the Danish Cancer Society shows that the intake of red and processed meat are the risk factors with the highest impact for the prevention of colorectal cancer in Denmark over the next 30 years. Around 22,000 new colorectal cancer cases could be avoided up to 2045 if Danes totally eliminated processed meat from their diets. Similarly, almost 17,000 new cases could be avoided if Danes totally eliminated red meat from their diets. This is a bit surprising when...

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