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Eating One Steak A Week May Increase Cancer Risk 40 Percent

Steak is linked to an increased risk in colon cancer, according to a new study.
Steak is linked to an increased risk in colon cancer, according to a new study. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then what about steak? Just one steak a week may increase the chance of bowel cancer by 42 percent.

According to Daily Mail, scientists at Oxford determined that four portions of red meat increases the likelihood of developing bowel cancer by more than two-fifths. Four portions of red meat is less than a standard 10 ounce steak.

Even 50 grams – the equivalent of a sausage or two slices of bacon – can increase the risk by 18 percent.

The study involved 500,000 middle-aged men and women and is one of the largest to research a link between diet and bowel cancer.

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