Food Discussion : Processed Meats (and Probably Red Meats) Can Cause Cancer, Says Controversial WHO Report

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    Processed Meats (and Probably Red Meats) Can Cause Cancer, Says Controversial WHO Report


    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research division of the World Health Organization, announced Monday that processed meats such as bacon, sausage, ham, and hot dogs cause cancer.

    The organization also identified red meat as “probably carcinogenic,” meaning it’s likely to cause cancer as well.

    Processed meats were classified as a Group 1 carcinogen to humans, in the same group as smoking tobacco and asbestos exposure. Substances in this group have “sufficient evidence” of carcinogenicity in humans, according to the IARC ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/health/world-...-cause-145706481.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma


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    Popular processed meats include sausage, jerky, bacon, hot dogs, and kebabs, along with everyday lunchmeat such as ham, salami, corned beef, pastrami, and bologna, as well as canned meats and packaged meat-based sauces.


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    You’ll Be Surprised What Counts as Processed (and Red) Meat


    Red meats are more than just beef
    The IARC says the term applies to “all mammalian muscle meat” and specifically calls out the following:

    • beef
    • veal
    • pork
    • lamb
    • mutton
    • horse
    • goat


    https://www.yahoo.com/health/processed-meat-isnt-just-bacon-and-sausage-194334919.html

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    Kid (and parent) favorite chicken nuggets are considered a processed meat, thereby making the list for potentially cancer-causing substances in a widely read global report issued Monday. On the flip side, roasted turkey lunchmeat is not. (Photo: Getty Images)


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