If you eat eggs for breakfast, you might want to rethink the side of bacon or sausage. According to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer, eating 50 grams of processed meat — two slices of bacon or one sausage — every day can increase a person's risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent, reports the UK's Press Association. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden analyzed data from 11 studies, including a total of 6,643 pancreatic cancer patients. They also found that for every 100 grams of processed meat a person consumes daily, their risk of cancer goes up to 38 percent. That number goes up to 57 percent for every 150 grams a day, the Press Association says. The researchers add that further studies are needed to confirm their results.
Hold the Bacon?
Jan 14, 2012