The World Health Organization (WHO) has some really bad news for meat lovers.
According to CNN, WHO released a report Monday placing processed meats like bacon and sausages in the same category as smoking and asbestos for causing cancer.
The report revealed that as little as two slices of bacon can increase the risk of colorectal or bowel cancer by as much as 18%.
Although they are in the same category as smoking WHO specified that processed meats may not be equally dangerous.
“For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal (bowel) cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed,” Dr Kurt Straif from the WHO said in a statement.
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