The more processed meat a person eats, the more likely they may be to develop stomach cancer, according to a new research review.I don't normally eat a lot of bacon, but I can't say 'no' to thinly sliced coppa and prosciutto. Damn.
But the review, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, doesn’t call processed meats a cause of stomach cancer. There’s not enough evidence for that, write the researchers.
Larsson and colleagues reviewed 15 studies on stomach cancer and processed meats, which included bacon, sausage, hot dogs, salami, ham, and smoked or cured meat.
They found that higher intake of processed meats was associated with a greater risk of stomach cancer. “Findings were most consistent for bacon consumption,” the researchers write.
Aug 4, 2006
That better be one charming mafakin' pig
Great. Just great: