The World Health Organization (WHO) now says foods like bacon, sausage, and ham all cause cancer.

That's not all. The WHO also says red-meat may also be carcinogenic.

The WHO's cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as "carcinogenic to humans" based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer.

 

The report outlined that simply eating 50 grams of processed meat each day -- the equivalent of two slices of ham -- can increase the risk of such cancer by 18%.

This means that processed meats are on the same page as smoking and asbestos! Although they do recognize the one is slightly more dangerous than the other.

Well the meat industry isn't going to stand for this! Here's the Executive Director at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association on the WHO's findings:

As a registered dietitian and mother, my advice hasn't changed. To improve all aspects of your health, eat a balanced diet, which includes lean meats like beef, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and, please don't smoke.

I love how she chucks the cigarette companies right under the bus. It's not us, it's them!

Either way, I feel like these studies come out every year saying cancer is caused by one thing, and then the next year its debunked. Is it a bad idea to eat 2 hot dogs a day? Sure, but treating yourself to one isn't going to kill you.

All things in moderation I say.