Love your bologna, sausage, and frankfurters?
The World Health Organization wants to be “frank” with you and says you won’t love what it gives you.
The international agency for research on cancer says it’s classifying processed meat as a carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent.
This conclusion is based on a report which contains sufficient evidence showing processed meat causes colorectal cancer.
A group of 22 experts from 10 countries believes every fifty-gram portion of meat eaten per day is equivalent to perhaps two hotdogs or three strips of bacon.
It increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18-percent.
Many processed meats are also smoked, which is believed to increase the number of carcinogenic compounds in them.
Processed meat also contains preservatives and salts which contribute to the risks.
Experts from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center say the link between processed meat and cancer isn’t surprising because of the food’s high-fat, high-calorie content.
Red meat itself, even if not processed, also making its way into the report as a probable carcinogen.