If You Eat A Slice Of Bacon A Day, Doctors Say It May Have A Dramatic Impact On Your Health

Too much bacon can give you cancer, claim experts – so is it really time to cut back on processed meats?

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A 2015 report by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) placed processed meats, especially bacon, alongside cigarettes as a leading cause of cancer. Eating two bacon slices a day, it concluded, makes developing bowel cancer 18 percent more likely – enough for it to be ranked as a group 1 carcinogen. With some experts criticizing the findings, however, do bacon-lovers have real reason to worry?

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