Cover image for article: Red Meat and Colon Cancer

It’s surprising to learn that bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer as it’s more accurately known, is the second most deadly form of cancer in Australia. In 2012 alone, over 12,500 Australians were diagnosed with this disease, resulting in 4,000 deaths. As you would expect, lung cancer remains the number one cause of cancer with roughly 8,000 deaths annually. However, public policy has long educated us about the dangers of smoking. Is it now time for health literacy campaigns to also shine a light on the impact our diets are having on our bodies as well?
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