|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 07-March-2013, 5:51 AM | Message # 1|
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|Processed meat 'is to blame for one in 30 deaths': Major Oxbridge- backed study says more than a rasher of bacon a day is harmful |
Analysis of diets of 500,000 linked meat to cancer and heart disease deaths.
Should be 'limit of no more than 20g a day of processed meat'.
It is equal to one rasher of bacon or one full English breakfast a week.
Meals containing too much processed meat such as bacon and sausages could send you to an early grave, a large-scale study has found.
Analysis of the diets and medical history of almost half a million men and women linked processed meat to deaths from cancer and heart disease.
The Europe-wide research, including work by Oxbridge scientists, found that processed meat is to blame for about one in 30 deaths.
The researchers suggested a limit of no more than 20g a day of processed meat – equal to one rasher of bacon.
The warning comes in the wake of the horsemeat scandal which has caused many consumers to question the origins of their food.
Processed meat, made by combining the leftover parts of animals which cannot be sold as good cuts such as steaks and joints, contains high concentrations of fat, including artery-clogging cholesterol.
The researchers from ten European countries quizzed almost 450,000 people, many of them Britons, and tracked their health for an average of 13 years.
They said: ‘Men and women with a high consumption of processed meat are at increased risk of early death, particularly due to cardiovascular diseases but also cancer.’
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