Tuesday July 7, 2020

Eating processed meat can cause cancer, WHO warns

Panel of experts also find red meat increases risk of disease

26th October, 2015
Breakfast to die for? Pic: Getty

A panel of experts assembled by the World Health Organisation has concluded that processed meats can cause cancer.

Red meat is also "probably" carcinogenic, with links mainly with bowel cancer but also with pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer, according to the WHO report.

The team came to the alarming conclusion after being asked to assess accumulated scientific evidence on the question.

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