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Eating Bacon Is As Dangerous As Smoking According To WHO Study
 
# 1 : Sunday 25-10-2015 @ 13:03
 
 
The World Health Organisation (WHO) will publish a report on Monday on the dangers of eating processed meats.

It is expected to list processed meat as a cancer-causing substance, while fresh red meat is also expected to be regarded as bad for health, the Daily Mail said.

The classifications, by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, are believed to regard processed meat as "carcinogenic to humans", the highest of five possible rankings, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has warned for several years that there is "strong evidence" that consuming a lot of red meat can cause bowel cancer.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11950018/Bacon-ham-an etc ...

Will be interesting to see what amount of processed meat is dangerous. I eat processed ham slices nearly every day. Surely cigarettes with all their thousands of chemicals are more dangerous?
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# 2 : Sunday 25-10-2015 @ 15:25
 
 
Cigarettes are probably more dangerous. I would stay away from processed meats, though.

As foods go they're one of the worst things you can eat.

And there's little need of WHO reports to tell us that, most processed meats like sausages and other re-shaped meats is the worst of the worst kind of left overs from meat, all recycled, dyed, sanitised with chemicals, loads of additives and salt to make them palatable and taste the same every time etc etc etc.

They're very far from a "natural food" they're more like what cheap cardboard is to wood.

Just meat byproducts that would otherwise be discarded, then processed to fuck and sold as food.

Of course not all "processed meats" are like that. Bacon doesn't have that many additives, nor is it reshaped and recycled like shitty meats (Spam, some ham, sausages...) But unhealthy anyway.
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# 3 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 11:14
 
 
But it's so tasty

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# 4 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 18:52
 
 
I don't care... it's worth it. I love bacon too much
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# 5 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 19:02
 
 
I love bacon too. I reckon bacon is fine occasionally.

But reformed and reshaped meats... I mean, they are really, really shitty and many people live on them.

The Germans are terrible for it, they eat way more meat than most Europeans and they eat shitty meats, Frikadeller, Wursts, Leberkäs, ham, salami and all that crap. They eat that daily, had a German flatmate ages ago in Ballina and he ate almost nothing else!
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# 6 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 20:48
 
 
On the radio today they said 'bacon and sausage had been ranked with plutonium'
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# 7 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 21:34
 
 
They probably just mean smokey bacon. Right? Right?
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# 8 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 21:58
 
 
You'd swear us vegetarians don't get cancer
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# 9 : Tuesday 27-10-2015 @ 22:26
 
 
Best reaction to this 'study', even if it is accurate, which it is almost guaranteed not to be, all it says is, if you never ever eat processed meat (ham, bacon, southern fried chicken,spam, hot dogs, bratwurst, chorizo!, salami!, linguiça!, etc) your risk of cancer is 5%, if you enjoy them regularly it is 6%!

Well take a walk in the sun and call it worth it!
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# 10 : Wednesday 28-10-2015 @ 08:16
 
 
Does anyone know what bacon and sausages are processed here? Are superquinn and Dunnes finest sausages processed?

Don't fancy giving up my fry.
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# 11 : Wednesday 28-10-2015 @ 08:25
 
 


All those are processed meats by definition! There's a chance Dunne's finest will be less shitty than cheap sausages but they are all processed meats.
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# 12 : Wednesday 28-10-2015 @ 08:36
 
 
Someone said :
Does anyone know what bacon and sausages are processed here? Are superquinn and Dunnes finest sausages processed?

Don't fancy giving up my fry.

ALL bacon is processed meat. Bacon is made by 'curing' pig meat, that is, by soaking in brine and drying it. Some bacon is also smoked, which is also processing.
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# 13 : Wednesday 28-10-2015 @ 11:10
 
 
Sausages would be more processed than rashers? Wouldn't they?
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# 14 : Wednesday 28-10-2015 @ 11:30
 
 
I don't think there is anything new in this. Its common sense really, you limit your intake. Try to have a balanced diet and eat whatever you like in moderation. No one thought that sausages, rashers etc were good for you. And its not just processed meat - what about chocolate, crisps, biscuits, fizzy drinks, things like mustard and mayonnaise, loads of the food we eat is processed. Anything that has additives, preservatives, colouring. If they are not fresh or frozen fresh then they would be processed in some way wouldn't they?
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# 15 : Wednesday 28-10-2015 @ 11:38
 
 
Someone said :
I don't think there is anything new in this. Its common sense really, you limit your intake. Try to have a balanced diet and eat whatever you like in moderation. No one thought that sausages, rashers etc were good for you. And its not just processed meat - what about chocolate, crisps, biscuits, fizzy drinks, things like mustard and mayonnaise, loads of the food we eat is processed. Anything that has additives, preservatives, colouring. If they are not fresh or frozen fresh then they would be processed in some way wouldn't they?

The issue is not only that foods are "processed" but how they are processed. Washing bad, cheap meat with ammonia is a very different process to, for example, refining sugar. Which is also a process.

Of course sugar is unealthy. But some of the stuff used to process meats is literally poison.

I believe the ammonia washing process is illegal in Europe but that doesn't mean much, not too long ago we were all unwittingly chowing down on old cheap dead horses while being told it was beef!
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