Breaking: Bacon Is Bad for You

Specifically, it is linked to pancreatic cancer
Staff Writer

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It's no secret that bacon isn't the best thing for your health, but recent studies suggest that even two pieces a day can up your risk of pancreatic cancer.

A recent study shows that just two thin slices (or 50 grams) of bacon a day will reportedly increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent. Double the amount of processed meat (which also includes sausages) and the number jumps to 38 percent.

Sources say that the overall risk of contracting the disease is one in 77 for men and one in 79 for women in England. And even though cutting out a lot of processed meats will help, the best way to reduce the risk of cancer is to stop smoking.

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