ICYMI: October 30, 2015

Published on October 30, 2015

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: October 30, 2015


Feature Story

Meat as a Cause of Cancer

WEDNESDAY, October 28, 2015 (The New York Times) — The latest cancer report from the World Health Organization provides persuasive evidence that eating meat can cause cancer, but the risk is very small for most people.

A research arm of the W.H.O., known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer, concluded in a paper published on Monday that processed meats, like bacon, ham and hot dogs, are a cause of colon cancer and conceivably of stomach cancer, although that link has not been pinned down. This is because processing the meat by curing, smoking, fermentation or other methods generates chemicals that are carcinogens or suspected carcinogens.

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