Red and processed meat linked to cancers, WHO says

October 26, 2015 3:49 PM

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Red and processed meat linked to cancers, WHO says

Eating processed meat such as ham and sausage can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, put processed meat such as hot dogs and ham in its group 1 list, which already includes tobacco, asbestos and diesel fumes, for which there is “sufficient evidence” of cancer links.

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