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International Healthcare News: Lower red meat intake to reduce cancer risk

International expatriate insurance customers might want to reduce the amount of red meat in their diet.

Recent research from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has found that eating 90g of red or processed meat a day can increase the chance of developing colorectal cancer.

Instead, the committee advised consumers to lower their intake to an average of 70g a day by eating red meat less often and by having smaller portions.

This could be achieved by introducing "white meats such as chicken and turkey, fish and vegetables" into your diet, which will provide you with "good alternatives and will still deliver the iron needed in the diet".

Overseas health insurance customers can discuss concerns about colon cancer with their doctor.

Those who live in warm climates could even consider growing their own vegetables to get the freshest produce.

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