Bacon, Hams And Sausages Among Foods That Can Cause Cancer Announced By The World Health Organization



Bad news bacon lovers. The sizzling stuff has been deemed "carcinogenic to humans."
Processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham can cause cancer in humans, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has concluded for the first time.

Global health experts at the International Agency for Research on Cancer have classed processed meats as carcinogens, placing them in the same category as tobacco, alcohol and asbestos.

The study conducted by 22 experts in 10 different countries deemed that processed meat — including that which has been salted, smoked, cured or fermented such as hot dogs, ham, sausages and biltong — was “carcinogenic to humans” and ranked up there with smoking and alcohol in terms of being bad for you.



However, the organisation does not compare the level of risk associated with each product in a category – meaning a chunk of chorizo is not as bad for a person's health as a cigarette. 

The report warns that consuming just 50g of processed meat a day is enough to raise a person's risk of developing bowel cancer by 18 per cent. A typical fry-up containing two rashers of bacon and two sausages makes up almost three times that amount, at 130g, according to the organization.

Cancer charities have welcomed the report but it is being fiercely contested by members of the meat industry who attended the meeting.

Cancer Research UK said it supported the WHO's classification, which was based on decades of research. They claimed that they knew for some time about the probable link between red and processed meat and bowel cancer, which is backed by substantial evidence.

But the findings did not mean that people needed to stop eating red and processed meat altogether thus, eating a bacon bap every once in a while isn't going to do much harm – having a healthy diet is all about moderation.
(Source: WhenInManila , Independent)
Bacon, Hams And Sausages Among Foods That Can Cause Cancer Announced By The World Health Organization Bacon, Hams And Sausages Among Foods That Can Cause Cancer Announced By The World Health Organization Reviewed by Admiin Artikulo on 5:43 AM Rating: 5
;
Powered by Blogger.