Alcohol, bacon linked to cancer - study

  • 26/05/2018

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has issued a dire warning to meat eaters - no amount of bacon is safe.

A massive study analysed 50 million people, and found 3.5 million were eventually diagnosed with cancer. The research found there was strong evidence colorectal cancer is caused by eating red and processed meat. Based on this, the WCRF has issued guidelines warning people to stop eating bacon.

"The evidence on processed meat is even more clear-cut," the guidelines read.

"The data show that no level of intake can confidently be associated with a lack of risk."

Red meat doesn't escape the sword either.

"It is not necessary to consume red meat in order to maintain adequate nutritional status... Eating meat is not an essential part of a healthy diet," the study reads.

But the guidelines don't stop there. Alcohol is also on the hit list, with the WCRF warning even the smallest amount increases cancer risk.

"There is strong evidence that drinking alcohol is a cause of many cancers," the study's overview reads.

"Even small amounts of alcoholic drinks can increase the risk of several cancers."