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Beat Bowel Cancer with The Veg Pledge

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Could you veg out and go meat and fish free for 7 days with Beating Bowel Cancer?

Strong evidence suggests that eating too much red and processed meat is a factor that can increase the risk of bowel cancer. By reducing the amount of meat and fish you consume is not only good for your health, it could also save you money which Beating Bowel Cancer are asking you to donate to their good cause as part of ‘The Veg Pledge’. They’ve even created a handy calculator so you can work out how much money you would save, based on your average weekly meat consumption and where you shop!

“Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer and someone is diagnosed every 15 minutes. Yet if diagnosed early, more than 90% of cases can be treated successfully.

“There are some risks for bowel cancer that you can’t change, such as your age and family history. However, there are a number of factors known to increase your risk. You can reduce your risk by cutting down on red meat and processed food, exercising, quitting smoking and reducing your alcohol intake.

“The charity is here to help beat bowel cancer but we rely totally on donations, so we’re asking people to make one simple lifestyle change for 7 days to help us continue our work and support all those affected by the disease including patients and families.” Mark Flannagan, Chief Executive of Beating Bowel Cancer.

Join ‘The Veg Pledge’ now and there’s even a range of tasty recipes from Michelin star chef, Adam Gray – who said vegetables were boring! 

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