The good news is that colon cancer rates are going down. The bad news is, not in Mississippi. According to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi is the only state in the country that has not experienced a decline in colon cancer deaths in recent years. That’s why PETA is attempting to erect a billboard in the Magnolia State that brings home the link between meat consumption and cancer.
Studies indicate that as little as 2 ounces of meat a day can increase your risk of developing colon cancer and that about 45 percent of colorectal cancer cases could be prevented by eating more fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and less meat.
Meat consumption is also linked to other leading killers, including heart disease, strokes, and diabetes, making meaty meals almost as hazardous to consumers they were to the animals who died for them.
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Written by Alisa Mullins