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Kiwis don't eat enough red meat to get cancer

Author
Alicia Burrow,
Publish Date
Tue, 27 Oct 2015, 3:49pm
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(Getty Images)

Kiwis don't eat enough red meat to get cancer

Author
Alicia Burrow,
Publish Date
Tue, 27 Oct 2015, 3:49pm

Beef and Lamb NZ says New Zealanders don't eat enough meat to get cancer from it.

The UN agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has found evidence that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.

Beef and Lamb NZ Nutritionist Fiona Greig say New Zealanders eat under half the the amount cited by the UN.

She says they've come up with a figure for risk but not taken into account other health factors.