Study: Eating one slice of bacon a day increases cancer risk

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A study claims eating one slice of bacon a day could increase your risk of cancer.

Researchers tracked nearly half of a million adults in the United Kingdom for five years.

They found for every 25 grams of processed meats like sausage or bacon eaten every day, a person’s risk of colorectal cancer went up 20%.

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Twenty-five grams is about 0.8 and roughly equates to a thin slice of bacon.

Red meat also caused an increase in risk, but it took a larger amount for the same effect.

Researchers discovered when a person ate just over an ounce and a half of red meat, their cancer risk increased by 19%.

A typical hamburger is about four ounces of meat.