World Health Organization advocates Processed Meat Causing Cancer

baconRed meat causing bowel cancer isn’t a new idea but rather has been a common claim the rouses a lot of attention. However, now, the World Health Organization is an advocate of red meat linked with bowel cancer especially when processed. The organization says that 50 extra grams per day of meat that is cured, smoked or loaded with preservatives ups the chances of getting colorectal cancer by 18 percent. The fatty red meat, is also a risk where it is now in group 2A or “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

However, while claims of red meat causing cancer is making major headlines, the North American Meat Institute has naturally discredited the information. “They tortured the data to ensure a specific outcome.” The trade group also notes that processed meat is just one of 940 other different things the IARC claims to pose theoretical hazards.

The IARC notes that experts are researching into this matter further into detail, however are not advocating that everyone does not eat meat in general. One expert says the decision “doesn’t mean you need to stop eating any red and processed meat. But if you eat lots of it you may want to think about cutting down. You could try having fish for your dinner rather than sausages.”

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