Big fry up could cause cancer
Article from: Sunday Herald Sun
August 31, 2008 12:00am
IT has been called a "heart attack on a plate" and now those who regularly eat a traditional Aussie fry-up have something else to worry about.
World Cancer Research Fund data shows eating 150 grams of processed meat a day - about two sausages and three rashers of bacon - raises the chance of having the cancer by about two thirds or 63 per cent.
Bowel cancer kills more than 4000 Australians each year, claiming 80 lives a week - almost three times the national road toll.
Dr Tim Crowe, senior lecturer of nutrition at Deakin University, said poaching eggs, adding tomatoes and not over-cooking meat can lower the risk.