In October of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research organization within the World Health Organization (WHO), released a report linking processed meat to an increased risk of cancer. The IARC estimated that every 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of
Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines about the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat raises the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers. The expert panel of 22
Q; I heard that red meats like hot dogs and bacon can be as bad as smoking. I don’t eat these every day, but I do enjoy the occasional chili cheese dog and a bit of bacon with my breakfast. Do I really have to give these up?
A: The guidelines
Nitrates in processed meats, like bacon, ham, deli meats, sausages, and beef jerky, have been scrutinized and vilified since the 1970s. Nitrates (in the form of sodium nitrate) are added to most processed meats to “cure” or preserve them, giving them their characteristic color and taste, while preventing contamination, particularly
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