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    WHO: Processed Meats Are Carcinogenic

    This gives a whole new meaning to the term “dead meat.” The World Health Organization is warning folks that eating just 50g of processed meat each day — bacon, ham or sausages — boosts chances of developing colon cancer by 18 percent. It also says there’s limited evidence that red meat may increase such risks but acknowledges that it can be a helpful source of iron, zinc and vitamin B12 when eaten in moderation. Experts aren’t looking to scare us away from meat, but rather to promote a healthier diet overall.

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