Published on January 19, 2018
Why certain diets may increase your cancer risk
THURSDAY, January 18, 2018 (Vox) — If you were privy to the great bacon freakout of 2015, you know that eating processed meat — including hot dogs, bacon, and lunch meats — seems to slightly increase a person’s risk of colorectal cancer, according to a World Health Organization review of the available research.
Now a new study, published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, pinpoints what about processed meats and certain other foods may drive up that risk, and suggests that their inflammation-promoting properties may be a key factor.
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