# Monday, January 23, 2012

A study has found that eating even small amounts of processed meat can increase your risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Eating one sausage or two rashers of bacon a day can raise the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by a fifth. Scientists in Sweden found that eating 50g of processed meat a day raises the likelihood of cancer by 19%. Eating 100g a day, the equivalent of a small burger increases the risk by 38% and eating 150g a day raises it to 57%. Other red meats such as joints and steaks were found to increase a man’s chance of developing cancer but not a woman’s. Personally I eat very little processed meat but I don’t think I will be giving up bacon anytime soon.