Study: Not all processed meats carry health risks

Study: Not all processed meats carry health risks

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A new study reveals that one ingredient in processed meat products may be linked to an increased cancer risk. The risk is not the same for all products.

After reviewing all recent English-language studies investigating the links between intake of processed meats and the risk of cancer, the results were inconclusive. Authors of the paper were Brian Green, William Crowe and Chris Elliott. They found about one in two of all the studies they reviewed showed a link between consumption of these products and colorectal cancer (CRC).