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Know Your Risks But Meat Still Isn't the Enemy Print E-mail
Written by Aaron Carroll | The Incidental Economist   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 00:00

Smoking tobacco causes cancer. So does eating salted fish, drinking alcohol, breathing polluted air and being exposed to the sun. All of these things are classified as cancer-causing by the World Health Organization. 

This week, processed meat has been added to that list, meaning that the world's attention has been focused on whether everyone should stop eating bacon, sausage or various charcuterie.

The short answer is no, you're probably fine. As with many pronouncements about food, this one is being overhyped by the news media, and potentially over-interpreted by scientists.

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