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Beware! Bacon Causes Cancer, WHO Says

If you are updated with the latest happenings around the world, a distressing report about bacon has surfaced.

Beware! Bacon Causes Cancer, WHO Says

Beware! Bacon Causes Cancer, WHO Says

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Link between processed meat and cancer.

Link between processed meat and cancer.

The WHO released a report suggesting a connection between processed meat and a certain kinds of cancers.

Highly Carcinogenic!

Highly Carcinogenic!

The World Health Organisation has rated these meats, including Bacon, as Group-1 carcinogens, i.e., highly carcinogenic.

On the social media

On the social media

This report is being heard of in the social media, which says processed meat is highly carcinogenic.

With cigarettes and asbestos

With cigarettes and asbestos

Accompanying bacon in its category, are cigarettes and asbestos.

Analyzing the study

Analyzing the study

There a few crucial points to consider when analysing the story.

What are group-1 carcinogens

What are group-1 carcinogens

First is, the WHO has a fairly low threshold and high ceiling for these Group-1 carcinogens.

You need not be afraid

You need not be afraid

To put it simply, bacon is not as harmful as a cigarette.

Bacon can increase your risk

Bacon can increase your risk

According to the report, a few slices of bacon each day are capable to increase the risk by as much as 18 percent.

Smoking can increase the risk way too much.

Smoking can increase the risk way too much.

Smoking a cigarette can increase the risk of lung cancer to as much as 2500 percent !

So they aren't equal.

So they aren't equal.

Headlines that say that bacon is as dangerous as a cigarette as completely false.

Intended for policy makers.

Intended for policy makers.

The report is intended for policy-makers and not the general public.

Vaguely classified

Vaguely classified

This is why the classification is vaguely done.

Nothing to be worried about.

Nothing to be worried about.

Bacon is nothing to be avoided, and is probably the best processed meat to be eaten in moderate quantities.

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