Bad news for red-meat-, bacon-lovers


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Processed meats increase likelihood of colon, stomach and other forms of cancer.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Processed meats increase likelihood of colon, stomach and other forms of cancer.

WHO’s cancer agency analyzed decades of research on the subject and issued its most definitive statement yet, putting processed meats in the same danger category as smoking or asbestos, though that doesn’t mean, say, salami is as bad as cigarettes.

The meat industry protested the classification, arguing that cancer isn’t caused by a specific food but also involves lifestyle and environmental factors.

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