The Meat / Cancer Connection

Processed meat causes cancer, according to a press release by the World Health Organization.


Processed meat causes cancer, according to a press release by the World Health Organization. The consumption of 50 grams of processed meat (which is about 2 pieces of bacon, or 2.5 slices of baloney) per day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent. This report places products such as sausages, ham, canned meat, bacon, and other processed meats and meat products as being “carcinogenic to humans, based on sufficient evidence”—placing them in the same category as substances such as tobacco, outdoor air pollution, solar radiation, and asbestos. Red meat was additionally classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans, based on limited evidence”. The World Cancer Research Fund International recommends eating less than 500 grams (18 ounces) of red meat a week, and very little if any processed meat. WHO says hot dogs, bacon cause cancer,” The Washington Post, www.washingtonpost.com, October 26, 2015.


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