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    Study: Bacon Linked To Causing Cancer

    Study: Bacon Linked To Causing Cancer

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For many people, bacon is likened to a gift from above. However, the popular breakfast food, delicious as it may be, has been linked to causing various types of cancer.

    Researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer say that bacon acts as a bit of a double whammy in that it is both a red meat and a processed meat.

    In a question-and-answer session, a committee of scientists from The World Health Organization explained how exactly red and processed meats are carcinogens.

    “According to the most recent estimates by the Global Burden of Disease Project, an independent academic research organization, about 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meat,” scientists said, adding that “diets high in red meat could be responsible for 50,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide”.

    There is a correlation that both types of meat, red and processed, can increase the risk of colorectal, pancreatic, stomach, and prostate cancer to varying degrees. However, evidence of this is still not conclusive.

    Recently, a study published in the European Journal of Cancer showed that eating processed meats like bacon could cause an increase in the risk of breast cancer. The National Health Service explained in further depth what the research meant and how it could be best understood.

    There is a correlation that both types of meat, red and processed, can increase the risk of colorectal, pancreatic, stomach, and prostate cancer to varying degrees. However, evidence of this is still not conclusive.

    Recently, a study published in the European Journal of Cancer showed that eating processed meats like bacon could cause an increase in the risk of breast cancer. The National Health Service explained in further depth what the research meant and how it could be best understood.

    In spite of this research, don’t fret over giving up your beloved bacon just yet. The WHO recommends that a limitation on a red meat and processed meat can be very beneficial in avoiding increased risks of cancer.
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    I've seen many more old ranchers than cancer researchers.....

    Just sayin'..........

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    Almost anything "causes cancer", the way to fight cancer is not to avoid all the perfectly good things that "cause" it but to boost the body's immune and repair functions that are responsible for fighting it.
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    “diets high in red meat could be responsible for 50,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide”.
    55.3 million die from other causes a year. http://www.ecology.com/birth-death-rates/

    In spite of this research, don’t fret over giving up your beloved bacon just yet.
    There is a correlation that both types of meat, red and processed, can increase the risk of colorectal, pancreatic, stomach, and prostate cancer to varying degrees. However, evidence of this is still not conclusive.
    Correlation is not necessarily causation. But everything in moderation.
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    I'm guessing it's either a flawed study, or it is something in the bacon like sodium nitrates or GMO soy feed, hormones, etc..

    I tend to get nitrate free bacon cured with celery salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I'm guessing it's either a flawed study, or it is something in the bacon like sodium nitrates or GMO soy feed, hormones, etc..

    I tend to get nitrate free bacon cured with celery salt.
    Nitrates are good for your circulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Nitrates are good for your circulation.
    Celery salt has the 'natural' version that some people claim is healthier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Celery salt has the 'natural' version that some people claim is healthier.
    Not necessarily. If you consume celery, it is better because it includes other nutrients to offset it. Celery salt, not so much.


    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/f...ffd2975d6.html

    The curious case of the great celery powder scam


    Nitrites are bad, right? Or is it nitrates?

    Both are, sort of. So to be safe, a lot of people who pride themselves on looking at labels and eating healthful foods have moved to buying bacon and other cured meats that are made without nitrates.

    Ah, but the joke is on them. They may be looking at labels, but they are not looking closely enough.

    Bear with me, though, because this gets confusing. Sorry.

    In the 1970s, scientists discovered that compounds called nitrosamines can cause cancer in a variety of animals. Because the problem was evident in so many species of animals, the assumption was that they could cause cancer in humans, too.

    Subsequent studies have shown a possible link between human cancer and nitrosamines, but nothing has yet been definitively proven.

    Nitrosamines are generally found in humans when we eat food with sodium nitrate or sodium nitrite in it — they are formed when nitrates or nitrites come into contact with our gastric juices. Sodium nitrate is found naturally in many vegetables; it can also be dug out of a mine. Sodium nitrite can be created in a laboratory, but it also forms when sodium nitrate reacts with saliva.

    So it’s simple, right? To minimize your risk of getting stomach, colon or pancreatic cancers, simply stay away from sodium nitrate or sodium nitrite.

    But sodium nitrite is generally a good thing. It makes a wonderfully effective preservative, and it keeps away pesky bacteria like the one that causes botulism. More to the point, that great taste that is a part of bacon and hot dogs and other cured meats actually comes from sodium nitrite.

    And remember, sodium nitrate occurs naturally in things like spinach. And carrots. And radishes. And beets. And celery.

    No one has ever suggested these healthful vegetables give you cancer, right? How can they be loaded with sodium nitrate and not be harmful?

    The answer is that these vegetables with sodium nitrate also have ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which helps to inhibit the creation of nitrosamines. Although a link between nitrosamines and cancer in humans has not been absolutely established, studies have shown that it is likely enough that the USDA now requires vitamin C or vitamin E to be added to bacon to counteract the potential effects of the nitrates and nitrites.

    Which brings us back to those trendy packages of uncured bacon made without nitrates or nitrites. It is safe to bet that a lot of the people who buy them, and feel good about themselves for doing so, fail to notice the asterisk.

    The asterisk comes after the phrase “no nitrates or nitrites added,” and here is what the small print says somewhere else on the label: “except for those naturally occurring nitrates and nitrites in celery powder” or sea salt or the like.

    Celery powder, which is the powdered form of celery juice, sounds like a good thing. It’s natural. Celery is good for you. Adding it can only improve your health.

    Except it doesn’t. Celery powder is positively loaded with sodium nitrate. Depending on the soil and conditions in which the celery was grown, celery powder can actually add more sodium nitrate to bacon than the meat-packers do when they add pure sodium nitrate.

    And because the celery powder is technically considered a flavoring agent instead of a preservative, which is what it is being used for, the uncured bacon does not have to have the vitamin C or vitamin E added to it.

    So obviously, the smart thing to do is to stay away from uncured bacon. Which would be a fine idea, except that it tastes so good.

    As is the case with most things, a little bit is not going to kill you. You can continue to enjoy your bacon, whether it is cured or uncured, if you don’t eat too much of it.
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    I will be having turkey " bacon " and hash browns with red & green bell peppers and onion in the morning . I looked in the fridge , out of real stuff .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Not necessarily. If you consume celery, it is better because it includes other nutrients to offset it. Celery salt, not so much.


    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/f...ffd2975d6.html
    Wow, this is a real problem, we need to warn people to drink orange juice for breakfast to offset it. I would recommend calling your local diner and ask them to put orange juice on the menu right away. Does Denny's have orange juice on their menu? I know they serve a lot of bacon..

    Onions also have vitamin C.
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    If that's all they can come up with it still wont stop me from eating bacon.
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    There are three sciences you should always be skeptical about. Climate, food, and economics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    I've seen many more old ranchers than cancer researchers.....

    Just sayin'..........
    Haha! Observation bias!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Wow, this is a real problem, we need to warn people to drink orange juice for breakfast to offset it. I would recommend calling your local diner and ask them to put orange juice on the menu right away. Does Denny's have orange juice on their menu? I know they serve a lot of bacon..

    Onions also have vitamin C.
    We should pass a law that requires orange juice and onions with every order of bacon. Package them like a lunchable... in BPA free plastic, of course!



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