In case you were having a hard time taking the "eat meat sparingly" on faith, here are some more facts. The American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund recently report on a variety of factors that appear to increase risk of colorectal cancer, including alcohol, processed meat, and excess belly fat, as well as things that appear to decrease the risk, including exercise, garlic, milk (but not cheese), calcium, and foods containing fiber. The bits about red meat have been getting the most attention in the news, which I don't see as a really bad thing. Dosage is the key word here. The experts are telling us what we should already know and do, eat less meat.
Want quick bit on this, that is easier to chew than the full report? Enjoy this bite from Nutrition Over Easy, "Red Meat and Colon Cancer: Beyond the Headlines."