The World Health Organization is backtracking somewhat on a report issued last week that linked the consumption of processed meat to cancer. According to WHO officials, the report does not call for people to stop eating meat altogether. The report analyzed 800 studies from around the world and concluded that processed meats such as bacon, sausages, ham and hot dogs cause bowel cancer and red meat “probably” does too.
The WHO is now stressing a review of the studies by its International Agency for Research on Cancer simply confirmed the United Nations health agency’s 2002 diet and nutrition recommendations, which urge people to “moderate consumption of preserved meat to reduce the risk of cancer.”
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