The primary reason red meat consumption is linked to colon cancer is due to the way it sits in the bowel wall. Experts have found that red and processed meats travel through the bowel slowly. The chemicals in the meat sit against the bowel wall and irritate it. This can cause an increase in inflammation, a quicker turnover of cells and the potential for cancer to develop in that area.

However, simply consuming small amounts of oily fish containing omega 3 fatty acids can cut your chances of dying from cancer by 70 percent.

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