Stay Away From Processed Meats to Avoid Stomach Cancer
August 17, 2006
A review of available research indicates that the more processed meat you eat, the more likely you are to develop stomach cancer.Processed meat consumption among study participants ranged from less than 1 gram of processed meat per day to more than 56 grams. Higher processed meat intake was associated with greater stomach cancer risk, especially for bacon.
Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, salami, ham, and smoked or cured meat. The review looked at 40 years' worth of studies on the relationship between these meats and stomach cancer. Some of the studies examined hundreds or thousands or people.
However, factors other than processed meats may also be involved.