Say It Ain't So!: Bacon May Increase Cancer Risk 20%

January 13, 2012


In what I'm really hoping is some sort of sick Friday the 13th joke, a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that regular bacon consumption significantly increases the risk of pancreatic cancer. Wow cancer, really? Could you be a bigger dickhead?

Eating 50g of processed meat every day - the equivalent to one sausage or two rashers of bacon - increases the risk by 19%, compared to people who do not eat processed meat at all.

For people consuming double this amount of processed meat (100g), the increased risk jumps to 38%, and is 57% for those eating 150g a day. But experts cautioned that the overall risk of pancreatic cancer was relatively low - in the UK, the lifetime risk of developing the disease is one in 77 for men and one in 79 for women.

No clue how they came up with those numbers, but my guess is a lot of rats were put to death happy. "Did you even read the article, GW? They just studied people's diets and cancer development." Oh. Still, are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Fear monger with the hopes they put bacon on sale at the supermarket?" Exaaaaaaactly. Operation Bargain Bacon begins...NOW.

Bacon linked to higher risk of pancreatic cancer, says report [guardian]
Bacon Photo [laine'srecipebox]

Thanks to cos5000, who agrees everything that's fun in life will eventually kill you. God, tell me about it. You know how many times I've almost been eaten by a dinosaur post-coitus?

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