The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and pepperoni can increase your chance of cancer. They have confirmed that unprocessed red meat may also contribute to cancer. These processed meats have now been classified as “carcinogenic to humans” based on recent studies conducted by the WHO. These studies have linked these meats to developing colon or colorectal cancer in those who eat them.
The WHO report states that a person eating approximately 50 grams of processed meat daily has an 18% higher risk of cancer than a person who doesn’t. Although the risks are small this new information should be considered when planning your meals.
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