Boner Killer News of the Day: Bacon Can Cause Cancer,

Boner Killer News of the Day: Bacon Can Cause Cancer,

World Health Organization experts find processed meats such as hot dogs, sausages and bacon can lead to colorectal cancer in humans, and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease.

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How can something that tastes so good be so bad for me? If you’ve asked yourself that before, you’ll find yourself asking the question again today. Experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) have found that the consumption of hot dogs, sausages and bacon can lead to cancer. 

Released on Monday, the damning review by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), also said that there was a link between the consumption of red meat (classified as all types of mammalian meat including beef, lamb and pork) and colorectal cancer, with additional links to pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer. 

The review classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” on its group one list along with tobacco and asbestos, for which there is “sufficient evidence” of links to cancer. 

According to the IARC, each 50g portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. A 50g portion would be the equivalent of eating one hot dog or two slices of bacon.

Source: Channel News Asia 

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