A new report from the World Health Organization says that eating processed meat is linked to a higher cancer risk. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta gives us some advices.
WHO report placed processed meats, including bacon and sausages, in the same category as smoking and asbestos for causing cancer.
The report revealed that as little as two slices of bacon can increase the risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer by 18%.
Roughly 34,000 cancer deaths per year have been attributed by the WHO report to diets too high in processed meats. Heartbroken meat eaters were understandably annoyed.
“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 in a statement.