Just last October, the World Health Organization published a paper concluding that eating processed meats were linked with a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, a specific type of the disease that begins in the colon or rectum. A new report yesterday from American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) find links between eating processed meat and developing cancer of the lower stomach.
Per the new research:
· For every 1.8 ounces (50 grams) of processed meat eaten per day, every day — the equivalent of one hot dog — the risk of cancers of the lower stomach … increases by 18%.
Per the Author, the takeaway
· "I think that this just adds more support to the advice we’ve already given to avoid processed meat," said Higginbotham.