Food Discussion : Here’s Why You Should Heed the WHO’s Processed Meat Warning

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    Here’s Why You Should Heed the WHO’s Processed Meat Warning


    When the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced in October that processed meat causes cancer in humans — and that all red meat “probably” does — the Internet lit up with expressions of shock and horror.

    Yes, IARC’s finding puts processed meat in the same category as smoking and asbestos, but any headlines that equate a bite of sausage with smoking a cigarette have it wrong. As the agency explains, “The IARC classifications describe the strength of the scientific evidence about an agent being a cause of cancer, rather than assessing the level of risk.” In other words, processed meats and cigarettes are not equally risky; rather, the current evidence that they are both carcinogenic is equally strong ...



    https://www.yahoo.com/food/heres-why-you-should-heed-the-whos-red-meat-150943920.html


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