Following on from our webinar ‘Bowel Cancer – Red and Processed Meats’ (available to watch on demand), we’ve pulled together some key resources related to the topic. We’ve included the key resources mentioned within the webinars, as well as additional practical resources and useful places to go to look for information on the topics, including websites and social media accounts.



WCRF/AICR reports as part of the Continuing Update Project (CUP)

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective (2018), Third Expert Report

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Colorectal Cancer (Revised 2018), Report specific to colorectal cancer and lifestyle aspects

Meat fish and dairy products and the risk of cancer (2018). This report shows the evidence behind meat, fish and dairy for cancer

Recommendations and Public Health and Policy Implications (2018), Evidence that the recommendations for cancer prevention from WCRF work

Judging The Evidence (2018) This report discusses how the evidence is graded by WCRF (e.g., what it means when they say ‘strong evidence’)



Could you live a more active life? (2021), Physical activity guide

Weight matters for all of us (2020), Advice on weight loss

Eat Well (2019), How to eat well to reduce the risk of cancer, including advice on ‘reshape your plate’ as mentioned in the webinar

Protect yourself against cancer (2018), Myth busting guide and practical advice on the 10 steps to reduce cancer risk

Recipes to inspire your cooking (2018-2020), Healthy nutritionally analysed recipes all free to download including slow cooking, British favourites, comforting cuisine, enjoy greens, everyday eating, light bites, simple stews, solely fish and Ryan Riley recipes

5 simple steps to a healthier you (2018), Practical tips on eating healthier

Bowel cancer and how to prevent it  (2019), Advice on how to prevent bowel cancer

Making sense of food labels (2018), Advice on making sense of food labels to lead to healthier choices

Just what is 5 a day portion? (2018), A colourful poster showing what counts towards 5 a day



Higher number of bowel and breast cancer cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes (2021), Latest UK-wide estimates finding simple adjustments can reduce cancer risk

Confused about red meat headlines in the news? (2019), Matt Lambert, Nutritionist at WCRF takes a look at the evidence behind red meat and cancer risk

What’s the beef? Conflicting recommendations for meat and cancer risk (2019), Useful article highlighting the drawbacks of claims made by NutriRECS – the study mentioned within the webinar with conflicting advice about meat

Red and processed meat still pose cancer risk, warn global health experts (2019), Advice given from top health organisations and global cancer experts into red meat consumption and cancer



Continuous Update Project (CUP) Learn more about what the CUP is and its importance in cancer research

The 10 cancer prevention recommendations The top recommendations from WCRF for cancer prevention

Cancer Prevention E-Learning Course New online course accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health covering information about lifestyle and cancer prevention

Healthy Recipes Hundreds of healthy recipes developed by the WCRF team

BMI Calculator A handy took to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) as a measure of healthy weight

Alcohol Calorie Calculator A guide to calories found within alcohol

Healthy Habits E-news available to sign up for to hear about our WCRF prevention work, health tips, recipes and research findings



How does processed and red meat cause cancer and how much matters? (2021), Cancer Research UK. Article around quantities of red and processed meat linked to increased cancer risk

Simple Steps for Good Bowel Health (2020), Bowel Cancer UK. Steps to keep healthy to reduce the risk of bowel cancer

Red Meat and The Risk of Bowel Cancer (2021), National Health Service (NHS), NHS advice around red meat and bowel cancer including practical tips

The Red Meat Debate (2020), Maeve Hanan RD writing for The Food Medic. Discussion around red meat in the diet including the link between red meat and bowel cancer risk



@KatsDaphne Twitter for Daphne Kats, Registered Associate Nutritionist (speaker of the webinar)

@RachelC_WCRF Twitter for Rachel Clark, Registered Public Health Nutritionist and Health Promotion Manager at WCRF (speaker of the webinar)

@WCRF_UK and WCRF Twitter and Instagram for WCRF

@wcrfint Twitter for WCRF International

@IARCWHO Twitter for the International Agency for Research on Cancer

@aicrtweets Twitter for the American Institute of Cancer Research

@CR_UK and Cancer Research UK Twitter and Instagram for Cancer Research UK

@CRUKResearch Twitter for Science and Innovation at Cancer Research UK

@CRUK_Policy Twitter for Cancer Research UK Policy Team

@bowelcanceruk, BowelCancerUK and Bowel Cancer UK Twitter, Instagram and Website for UK’s leading bowel cancer charity

BDA Oncology Specialist Group Instagram for the specialist oncology group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)



A comparison of methods in estimating population attributable risk for colorectal cancer in the United States (2021), Kim et al. A look into the methods used in estimating risk for colorectal cancer

Diet, nutrition, and cancer risk: what do we know and what is the way forward? (2020), British Medical Journal. Article around the evidence behind diet and cancer including a section on colorectal cancer and recommendations

National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2020), National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), results from the latest NDNS survey, which shows average intakes of red and processed meats

Unprocessed Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption: Dietary Guideline Recommendations From the Nutritional Recommendations (NutriRECS) Consortium (2019), NutriRECS. This was the paper discussed in the webinar that had featured in the news headlines

Food groups and risk of colorectal cancer (2017), Lukas Schwingshackl et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis summarising the evidence on the relationship between intake of 12 major food groups and colorectal cancer risk

Red and processed meat intake and risk of colorectal adenomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies (2013), Aune D et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis providing evidence around meat and bowel cancer

Recent Evidence for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Through Healthy Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Implications for Recommendations. (2012), Perera PS et al. Evidence presented about the role of food, nutrition and physical activity for bowel cancer

SACN Iron and Health Report (2011), Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. This report from SACN discusses the point raised in the webinar regarding reducing red meat consumption and the influence it would have on iron levels

Red and processed meat and colorectal cancer incidence: meta-analysis of prospective studies (2011), Chan DS et al. Meta-analysis providing evidence around meat and bowel cancer