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Eating bacon can increase your risk of cancer

Posted at 8:32 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 08:32:03-04

Bad news for bacon lovers, your favorite breakfast food may give you cancer.

The Guardian just published a study confirming the results from a report released in 2015. In that study, the World Health Organization found eating a few pieces of bacon a day over a lifetime increases the risk of getting colon cancer by 18 percent.

The guardian adding consuming processed meats causes an additional 34,000 cancer-related deaths each year.

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