Processed Meats Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
New research finds eating processed meats like bacon, sausage and hot dogs is associated with increased breast cancer risk.
The findings published in the International Journal of Cancer say red meat, on the other hand, was not a significant cause of breast cancer. Researchers say the increased cancer risk is tied to the high amounts of nitrates and nitrites in processed meats as well as the high levels of saturated fat, cholesterol and iron.
The study found consumption of 25 to 30 grams of processed meat a day leads to a nine percent increase in breast cancer.