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A new from the World Health Organisation (WHO) says processed meat causes cancer. Processed meat includes , hot dogs, ham and sausages, as well as meat and meat-based . The report was made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It said it was to tell the world about the of processed meat because of the number of people who eat it and get cancer. The report says that eating just 50g of processed meat a day increases the of developing certain types of cancer by 18 per cent. Fifty grams is just two of bacon or one sausage. The WHO also said eating meat carried a risk of developing cancer.

Although the WHO warned about the risk of eating too much processed and red meat, it did say that meat had health . Meat has many important vitamins and . The WHO said people should cut down on the of processed meat they eat. People should also eat more that contains fibre, such as fruit and vegetables, so they have a diet. The meat industry is not with some of the details of the report. It does not like the that the IARC put processed meat in the same group as tobacco and alcohol. A spokesperson said processed meat is not as as alcohol or tobacco. The North American Meat Institute said the report would scare people.

 
 

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