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Processed meats do cause cancer in the body

Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.

Meanwhile, it said red meats were « probably carcinogenic » but there was limited evidence.

But the WHO said meat did also have health benefits.

Processed meat is meat that has been modified to increase its shelf-life or alter its taste – such as by smoking, curing or adding salt or preservatives.

It is these additions which could be increasing the risk of cancer.

« For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal (bowel) cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed, » Dr Kurt Straif from the WHO said.

 

Sources: BBC

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