Not all processed meats are linked with cancer, study says


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The Wold Health Organization classified all processed meat as a carcinogen in 2015, including bacon, sausages, ham and cured meats such as prosciutto and salami. — Filepic The Wold Health Organization classified all processed meat as a carcinogen in 2015, including bacon, sausages, ham and cured meats such as prosciutto and salami. — Filepic

Despite current concerns that eating processed meat is linked to a higher risk of cancer, a new research suggests it may just be processed meat treated with nitrites that poses a risk.

Carried out by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, the new analysis included 61 existing studies which looked at the relationship between consuming processed meat and the risk of developing bowel, colon and rectal cancers.

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