Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer

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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/17/healt...index.html

INTRO: Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday. People who ate 76 grams of red and processed meat per day -- that's in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a quarter-pound beef burger -- had a 20% higher chance of developing colorectal cancer compared to others, who ate about 21 grams a day, the equivalent to one slice of ham, according to the research.

The study also found that processed meat, like sausages or bacon, posed a bigger risk than red meat, with the risk of colorectal cancer rising 20% with every 25 grams of processed meat (roughly equivalent to a thin slice of bacon) people ate per day, and by 19% with every 50 grams of red meat (a thick slice of roast beef or the edible bit of a lamb chop). [...] According to the UK's National Health Service (NHS), a slice of ham contains 23 grams of processed meat while a grilled 8 oz steak contains 163 grams of red meat.

Cancer Research UK, which partly funded the research, said that current NHS guidance states that people who eat more than 90 grams (cooked weight) of red and processed meat a day should reduce this to 70 grams -- the average amount consumed per day in the UK. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, tracked the diets of nearly half a million UK adults, between the ages of 40 and 69, and their diets were studied over the course of five years on average. During this time, 2,609 of the participants developed colorectal cancer. (MORE - details)
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I'm doomed!
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How about turkey bacon?
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i stopped eating red meat a few years ago.

(Apr 24, 2019 03:59 AM)Leigha Wrote: How about turkey bacon?

turkey is good
however, what ever they use to colour & flavour and preserve the turkey may be highly undesirable.


i should imagine, manuka smoked turkey rolled flat then flavoured with a tiny bit of brandy which is then not deep fried, but baked instead or lightly fried in olive oil, would be extremely healthy for you.

im not anti red meat eating.
i think it should be increased in price around 300 to 500 %
and taxed accordingly
and eaten in smaller amounts.
taxation being used to off set the price of less polluting(environmentally destroying) forms of protein production as farming subsidies. inland closed cycle fish farms for one thing.
massive investment in shell fish farming is another.
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(Apr 24, 2019 09:00 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote: i stopped eating red meat a few years ago.

(Apr 24, 2019 03:59 AM)Leigha Wrote: How about turkey bacon?

turkey is good
however, what ever they use to colour & flavour and preserve the turkey may be highly undesirable.


i should imagine, manuka smoked turkey rolled flat then flavoured with a tiny bit of brandy which is then not deep fried, but baked instead or lightly fried in olive oil, would be extremely healthy for you.

im not anti red meat eating.
i think it should be increased in price around 300 to 500 %
and taxed accordingly
and eaten in smaller amounts.
taxation being used to off set the price of less polluting(environmentally destroying) forms of protein production as farming subsidies. inland closed cycle fish farms for one thing.
massive investment in shell fish farming is another.
I'm not much of a red meat eater, either. I just don't find the taste/texture all that appealing. Chicken, and salmon are my favorites. This manuka turkey bacon sounds mmm. I might have to find some. Admittedly, I haven't heard of it.
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