The facts about processed meat

Our practical factsheet is full of tips and advice to help you cut down on how much processed meat you eat.

Processed meat factsheetWe often hear that we should eat less processed meat such as bacon, but what actually is processed meat, how can I tell if a meat is processed, and how can I go about eating less?

One of our Cancer Prevention Recommendations is to eat little or no processed meat, as we have strong evidence that it increases the risk of bowel cancer. So, eating only small amounts or no processed meat altogether can help to lower your risk. Processed meat is also high in salt and fat, so cutting down will be better for you.

This vibrant factsheet contains everything you need to know about processed meat and what practical changes you can make to help you eat less.

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