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Alexandra Jacobo – WHO Announces Processed Meat Causes Cancer

On Monday, the World Health Organization announced that they are now classifying processed meats are carcinogenic to humans. Bacon, ham and sausages were listed as ranking alongside cigarettes as a major causes of cancer. Processed meat has now been placed in the same category as abestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.

Red meat, including beef, pork and lamb, may also cause cancer too, and has been labeled as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

The report comes from WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). They stated that there is a basis of sufficient evidence to link processed meat to colorectal cancer. There is also a positive association between processed meat and stomach cancer. Red meat is being linked with pancreatic and prostate cancer

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