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Processed Meats Declared Carcinogenic

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  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, has classified processed meats as a Group 1 carcinogen, as the evidence strongly shows it can cause colorectal cancer in humans
  • Cooked red meat was classified as a 2A “probable human carcinogen,” with limited evidence suggesting it may raise your risk of colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancer
  • Recent tests reveal three percent of hot dog samples contained pork that was not listed as an ingredient on the label; 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs also contained meat

By Dr. Mercola

It's well-established that food processing and food additives can create health hazards, and processed meats are no exception. Processed meats are those preserved by smoking, curing, salting, or the addition of chemical preservatives.


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