Recently, the World Health Organization decreed that bacon & processed meats contain carcinogens and classified both in the same risk category as tobacco and asbestos. Of course, this has raised a lot of questions and triggered alarm in bacon lovers across the world. But is it true? Does bacon cause cancer? There’s a lot more to this story and I want to take the time today to go through some of the fine points and establish the bottom line.
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Does Bacon Cause Cancer?
In this episode we’re tackling a whole bunch of things including:
- What did the World Health Organization really say about bacon and processed meats?
- How do they determine what goes on the list of carcinogens and the category ranking it receives
- What are the limitations of the information they put forth?
- What is accurate in what they put forth?
- Does bacon cause cancer and should you be concerned?
- What about red meat? What are the risks and rewards?
- What’s the deal with nitrates in bacon and processed meats?
- How you can make the best choices when it comes to bacon, processed meats, red meat and fat loss?
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