Your mom was right; that stuff will kill you. And so probably too will beef, pork, and lamb. Who says so? Actually WHO, or more specifically one of its study groups, does in this article entitled Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat from The Lancet (free registration required). The International Agency for Research on Cancer places processed meat in the group1 carcinogen category (where cigarette smoking is), while red meat is in group 2A.This report validates previous findings correlating the consumption of red meat and processed meat with various cancers.
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