Britons reduced the amount of processed meat in their diet since a 2007 report cited that it plays a contributory role in the development of bowel cancer.
The 2007 report, published by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), highlighted that consuming just 150g of processed meat daily increases your risk of getting bowel cancer by 63%.
A recent YouGov survey has discovered that 11% of the public have lowered their processed meat intake, including bacon, since the 2007 report results were published.
18% of people also stated that they had attempted healthy weight loss, upon the 2007 report mentioning excess body fat being one of the causes of upto six kinds of cancer.
Such results are highly encouraging.
Nonetheless, the public have a lot of ground to catch up on in terms of lack of awareness as to what constitutes a healthy diet, even though the details and benefits of a healthy diet and exercise have been covered thoroughly and so many times.
This leaves a lot work that still needs to be done in terms of getting across to the public that a third of cancers could be prevented if only people ate more healthily, exercised more and maintained a healthy weight."
Cancer Research UK cites that, in the UK, approximately 36,700 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year which makes this type of cancer the most third most common.
Britons Reduce Processed Meat Intake in Diet
Fri, 28 Nov 2008
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