Processed Meats and Cancer
Each 50 grams of processed meat increases risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer released an evaluation of red and processed meat consumption that has created a small media frenzy. An international group of scientists, after a careful review of the accumulated data, has classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence, and red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans based on limited evidence.
The most wholesome diet continues to be largely plant-based without the use of processed meats.
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.