WHO says hot dogs, bacon cause cancer. Do I need to become a vegetarian?

October 26, 2015 5:37 PM

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WHO says hot dogs, bacon cause cancer. Do I need to become a vegetarian?

In an announcement that has alarmed bacon lovers and sent the beef industry into a furor, the World Health Organization's cancer research arm on Monday declared processed meat a carcinogen, like tobacco, and said red meat is probably one, too.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer's definitions of processed meat and red meat are very wide. Processed meats encompass any meats that have been "transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation." This would includ...

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