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Study: Eating 1 Slice of Ham Or Bacon Increases 19% Risk Of colorectal cancer

In this large contemporary prospective study of half a million men and women from the UK that included 2609 cases of incident colorectal cancer, we found that a 25-g/day increment in processed-meat intake (equivalent to about one rasher of bacon or one slice of ham21) was associated with an 19% (95% CI: 3–38, Ptrend = 0.020) greater risk of incident colorectal cancer.

Source: Diet and colorectal cancer in UK Biobank: a prospective study
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