It's an enigma - nobody knows the truth
Professor Tim Key
BBC Health -Does red meat give you bowel cancer?
Why do I get the same kind of feeling reading about the supposed perils of meat as when reading about the recent "Global Warming" flap. Omitting non-conforming evidence? What's the problem since "we know that we are right anyway...".
The WCRF says the evidence that red and processed meats increase the risk of colorectal cancer is "convincing",...
...The WCRF has published a list of "minor errors" with the report - some relating to the findings on red meat and bowel cancer - but says it has no intention of altering the conclusions based on an expert panel's review of the scientific literature.
But there have already been clashes within the pages of the leading scientific journal on diet and disease.
In a letter last year to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Professor Stewart Truswell of the University of Sydney questioned why several large studies which found no link had been discarded by the panel , and also pinpointed errors in the reporting of data.
Pass that steak then, bring veggies? Well not quite yet:
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC-Oxford), which followed 65,000 people during the 1990s, found that far from being protected from bowel cancer as anticipated, vegetarians in fact displayed a slightly higher incidence of this form of the disease.
Enjoy your food 8-:)