Reputable study reveals these foods could cause cancer

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World Health Body Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer
A World Health Organization study reveals that bacon, ham and sausages "rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer."

Cured and processed meats are now in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco in terms of cancer causers.



The study also places red meat in group 2A, as "probably carcinogenic to humans." Consuming red meat is also linked to pancreatic and prostate cancer, according to the study.





However, not everyone is convinced of the study's validity.

According to Betsy Booren, NAMI Vice President of Scientific Affairs, "It was clear sitting in the IARC meeting that many of the panelists were aiming for a specific result despite old, weak, inconsistent, self-reported intake data. They tortured the data to ensure a specific outcome."

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Reputable study reveals these foods could cause cancer

Risk factors of breast cancer: obesity

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Risk factors of breast cancer: lack of exercise

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Risk factors of breast cancer: alcohol use

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Risk factors of breast cancer: an unhealthy diet

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Risk factors of breast cancer: smoking

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Common signs of breast cancer: a breast mass that is hard and/or irregular 

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Common signs of breast cancer: changes in the skin of the breast such as puckering, irritation, scaling, dimpling, redness or thickening

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Common signs of breast cancer: swelling of all or part of the breast, even with no specific lump

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Common signs of breast cancer: enlargement or swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit area

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Common signs of breast cancer: nipple discharge, that is not breast milk

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Common signs of breast cancer: nipple retraction, which looks like a turning inward of the nipple

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