I rebloged one more for you Health.
Processed meat is a carcinogen.
Did you know that?
The announcement was issued in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is a World Health Organization (WHO) group. Even though it’s old news, I had never heard this message. I first discovered it after watching What the Health on Netflix a couple of weeks ago.
Q: What’s a carcinogen?
A: A carcinogen is a substance capable of changing the DNA of your cells, thereby causing cancer.
It’s important to note that What the Health gets some of its facts wrong, but here is the most important fact that the documentary gets right:
Processed meats like bacon, hot dogs, and deli meat have been classified as a Group 1 carcinogen.
Other Group 1 carcinogens include cigarettes and asbestos. However, it’s important to know that the Class 1 designation is not a reflection on how likely you are to…
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