WHO: Processed meat is “carcinogenic to humans”


Excerpts from Washington Post, October 26th, 2015, Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, World Health Organization declares:

A research division of the World Health Organization announced on Monday that bacon, sausage and other processed meats cause cancer, and that red meat probably does, too.

The report by the influential group stakes out one of the most aggressive stances against meat yet taken by a major health organization, and it is expected to face stiff criticism in the United States.

The WHO findings were drafted by a panel of 22 international experts who reviewed decades of research on the link between red meat, processed meats, and cancer. The panel reviewed animal experiments, studies of human diet and health, and cell mechanisms that could lead from red meat to cancer.

You can read the WHO’s press release by clicking here (PDF).

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