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Experts Warn That Eating Processed Meats Could Increase Cancer Risk by Up to 18%

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Experts Warn That Eating Processed Meats Could Increase Cancer Risk by Up to 18%

Experts Warn That Eating Processed Meats Could Increase Cancer Risk by Up to 18%

Growing research is pointing to processed meats as relating to an increased risk of cancer.

Veuer's Tony Spitz has the details.

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Experts Warn That Eating Processed Meats Could Increase Cancer Risk by Up to 18%

Unfortunately for meat lovers everywhere, processed meats, or those that are cured or salted in an effort to remain unspoiled on store shelves-????VO-smoking/obesity/cancer??Are now joining the likes of smoking, drinking and obesity as being carcinogenic.

????VO-meat hanging/hotdogs??And experts say that nitrates, one of the key preservatives that help processed meats maintain their color and flavor, is to blame.????VO-cured meat??According to the National Institute of Health’s website: ????VO-’’??"Studies have shown increased risks of colon, kidney, and stomach cancer among people with higher ingestion of water nitrate and higher meat intake" ????VO-internal??But it’s not just the digestive system that’s affected either.

????VO--dr.??A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer found a 9% higher risk of breast cancer in women who ate processed meats.????VO-bacon/ sausage -stat??The world health organization says that eating the equivalent of a couple of pieces of bacon or a hot dog a day- Increases cancer risk by up to 18%.????VO-silhouette-american overlay stat??According to the U.S, Department of Agriculture Americans, the average American consumed over half a pound of meat per day in 2018.????




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