Processed Meats Linked To Higher Cancer Risk

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More evidence that cutting out processed red meats is good for your health.

New research shows a link between things like bacon, and sausage, and breast cancer risk.

Angela Thomas was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. The 34-year-old is now cancer-free and says she’s made major lifestyle changes.

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“After my diagnosis, it was more of a priority to incorporate more greens with every meal, I started to cut out all processed meat,” she said.

New research in the International Journal Of Cancer looked at 15 previous studies and found eating processed meats was associated with a nearly 10 percent higher breast cancer risk.

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“When we look at all the evidence together there is an increased risk of breast cancer with diets high in processed meats,” said Dr. Mariana Stern with University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.


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