Bad News, Bacon Lovers: Processed Meat Linked to Cancer

Bad News, Bacon Lovers: Processed Meat Linked to Cancer

“Better not eat that. It’ll give you colon cancer. Didn’t you hear about that report?” the woman asked, as her friend reached for the bacon at the cafeteria breakfast bar.

“That report” refers to the one this week from the World Health Organization that caused a tizzy among lovers of bacon, cold cuts, sausages and hot dogs by saying consumption of processed meats “causes colorectal cancer.”

Based on an analysis of more than 800 studies by 22 experts from 10 countries, the researchers reported there is “sufficient evidence” to classify processed meats as carcinogenic to humans.

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