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Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

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The report from the WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said there is enough evidence to rank processed meats as group 1 carcinogens, because of a causal link with bowel cancer. It places red meat in group 2A, as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Eating red meat is also linked to pancreatic and prostate cancer, the IARC says. Related: What’s so bad about ‘processed food’? (more…)