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?