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