The BBC Announced!
The BBC announced–and continue to announce all over the world–that red meat increases bowel cancer by 20%. Now lets look at the statistics they refer to:
- “For every 10,000 people in the study who ate 21g a day of red and processed meat, 40 were diagnosed with bowel cancer
- The comparable figure for those who ate 76g a day, was 48″
And they have a bunch of bacon on the cover… this one:
Image from the article. In case you are not aware, bacon’s first classification is that of processed meat.
To summarize: 40 people eating less red meat out of 10,000 get bowel cancer and 48 increased red-meat-eating people out of 10,000 get bowel cancer. The suggestion is that this is a 20% increased rate in bowel cancer rate as a result of eating more red meat; so the suggestion is that red meat causes cancer. Continue reading