London: Discarding the notion that red meat causes cancer, a British surgeon has blamed the much relished chocolate for bowl cancer.
Roger Leicester is a colorectal surgeon at St George’s Hospital, London, who is also the director of the SW London Bowel Cancer Screening Programme says there has been ‘no evidence’ to implicate red meat in causing cancer Very high intakes of sugar and saturated fat are much more of a problem Concentrating on meat means we ignore other risk factors like burnt food.
The next time you feel guilty about chomping on a juicy steak, don’t. I say this because there has been no clear published evidence to implicate lean red meat in causing cancer – despite the constant warnings from charities and scientists.
In fact, in my opinion, chocolate could be more of a danger.
Very high intakes of sugar and saturated fat are much more of a problem, but no one ever suggests we should give up chocolate, which is laden with sugar loaded with fat. That would be too unpopular.
Source: Daily Mail