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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Will Bacon Kill You!!

Yesterday the headlines screamed that eating bacon and other processed meats could and would cause cancer if you ate them. As a matter of fact the headlines seemed to classify bacon as having the same threat as smoking a cigarette.

The following article will explain how the news agencies came to shout out the disturbing headlines and why it isn't really true. In a nutshell:

"The scientific evidence linking both processed meat and tobacco to certain types of cancer is strong. In that sense, both are carcinogens. But smoking increases your relative risk of lung cancer by 2,500 percent; eating two slices of bacon a day increases your relative risk for colorectal cancer by 18 percent. Given the frequency of colorectal cancer, that means your risk of getting colorectal cancer over your life goes from about 5 percent to 6 percent and, well, YBMMV. (Your bacon mileage may vary.) “If this is the level of risk you’re running your life on, then you don’t really have much to worry about,” says Alfred Neugut, an oncologist and cancer epidemiologist at Columbia."


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