World Health Organization raises cancer concerns about processed meat

Reuters reports:

Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colorectal cancer in humans, and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.

The review by WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released on Monday, said additionally that there was some link between the consumption of red meat and pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.

The new report classifies processed meat in the same category as tobacco in terms of cancer risk, and estimates that daily consumption of 2 slices of bacon (however tasty) raises your cancer risk 18%.

Read the Reuters coverage here.

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