Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, experts say

processed meats

Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said.

The review by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released on Monday, put processed meat in its group 1 list, which also includes tobacco and asbestos, for which there is “sufficient evidence” of cancer links.

Red meat was classified as probably carcinogenic in IARC’s group 2A list, to which it has also added this year glyphosate, the active ingredient in many weedkillers.

Meat industry groups rejected the findings as simplistic, although some scientists said they may not add much to existing health recommendations to limit consumption of such meat.


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  1. Tjebe fort
    October 27, 2015

    How about boudain nwe? Is that in the bad category too? Rasta man stay away from boudain, you hear!

  2. October 27, 2015

    I have said it before, some people reading the news are not suited for that job. Even the children doing the yearly reading program do a better job. No diction, wrong pronunciation, out of breath, it’s a mess. Now about meats, most of the preservatives that are added to these meats are poisons. Where you ever hear of liquid flame, and other stuff they put in the foods. Dominicans want to live like americans. KFC, pizza, and other junk food. They do not want to eat what they grow, Mac and cheese, what do you expect. I was raised on leafy foods, smoke and dry fish, Carine, and I still live the same. Dominicans go back to your roots and you’ll see the difference

  3. mystic man
    October 27, 2015

    I man don’t eat up them frankfurters and hamburgers….GARBAGE!

    • %
      October 27, 2015

      I am a man of the past, and I am living in the present and stepping in the future. Peter Mcintosh!

  4. rasta man
    October 27, 2015


  5. Poor Us
    October 27, 2015

    Everything increases cancer cells

    • laughter the best medicine
      October 27, 2015

      Linton & Skerrit also??? lol

  6. syncronize
    October 27, 2015

    God where DNO got these photos from? When I first glanced and saw the photos I thought they were snakes!

  7. Sandra D
    October 27, 2015

    I think he is not radio material period. Unsuited, he is not inclined, ( wrong profession like the court reporter.

  8. Vern
    October 27, 2015

    Well, the Rastafarians have been saying that fir ages. That’s not news to me. We just never listen , so we have to pay the consequences.

  9. The Real Facts
    October 26, 2015

    We have heard this for sometime. It is what is placed in those hot dogs, etc. Ever note bacon? There is more fat in it than meat. It is not encouraging to purchase bacon.
    If consumers still want to eat them, do so in moderation. The same as meat, beef, pork, veal, etc. These days, chicken and fish are my favorites.
    Many people eat three daily meals and more for years. Some lived to be a ripe old age; others not for whatever reason What they should do, occasionally take a detox to cleanse the bowels, liver, blood, etc. Do not forget to drink ample water daily. Fruit smoothies could also do.
    I read that we should (also) drink two glasses of milk daily. We should eat eggs, if not daily.
    It is not only what we eat and drink. The body needs ample sleep and rest. Anger and stress are unhealthy factors.
    As it is said we have a lifespan but God does not expect us to abuse our bodies, to eat what is unnecessary and unhealthy for us and in quantities.

    • Sandra D
      October 26, 2015

      Fete what do you think of Dr. The real Facts? Phd in Nutrition better than the Douglas-Lambert Lady
      personally I think that\’s a crazy piece coming from someone who grew up healthy out of share luck as there not all these foodswe have today.Back in The Real facts days Bacon was for the rich the priest etc. We ate our codfish drink our squash, fish etc. we only had Whitchurch there was no KFC so The real facts was just lucky having been born in the 40\’s after WW2. There was no yogurt, no pancake, ham slices in plastic,Hilsbury susages etc smoked ribs on the supermarket shelves .One had to wait for X-mas to eat such. The realFacts Let me hear U.

  10. Cyrique
    October 26, 2015

    So no vianne parfume’ ???

  11. tru d bino q la
    October 26, 2015

    “This horrid fly is put to hide the sharpness of the hook.” These were the last words of the mother fish to to the baby, before the catch.

  12. All in the family
    October 26, 2015

    The sweetest part of this news cast today we DBS guy who just mumbled carcenogic today on the news.Poor guy this Curtis Mathew head of news at DBS.
    There are some ex-lecturers of the EnglishLanguge in DA review with them b4 reading .All it takes is 15 mins to make a call to find out the pronounciatio then go on the news like you knew it b4.Just listen to Ray Lawrence and his pronounciatio so perfect.

    • citizen
      October 26, 2015

      Everyone makes mistakes, wait ur turn coming. U don’t have anything to talk about. Look for work for you to do and stop taking petty things and make an issue. Foolish

    • UserName
      October 27, 2015

      well he must have mumbled it because the real spelling and pronunciation (5 syllables) should be car-ci-no-ge-nic. Again it is all in the family but the point taken.

  13. Olderman
    October 26, 2015

    Want to die healthy?

  14. TC
    October 26, 2015

    We’re all going to die anyway. :-?

  15. LAPLI
    October 26, 2015

    Everything gives cancer

  16. October 26, 2015

    Ital is vital!

  17. grell
    October 26, 2015

    My people take not,been telliny you all,Processed foods kills and we are the ones suffering,eat your natural foods.STay awy from the canned foods.

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