For most of us, bacon is one of our favorite meats to eat. It can go with anything and everything in our meals. The same can be said about alcohol, once you have turned 21 and you drink responsibly. But research says it may be time to cut out both alcohol and bacon from your diet.
In a study that sampled data from 51 million people, The World Cancer Research Fund found that even a small amount of processed meats and alcohol can increase the risk of a number of different types of cancer by at least 40 percent.
Their study also found that obesity will overtake smoking as the “number one risk factor for cancer” within decades.
We have known from previous studies that obesity is becoming a worldwide health epidemic as more and more people look for ways to cut time preparing food and buy pre-made foods as a result.
Studies have also shown that obesity is linked with at least 12 different cancers, which include breast, liver, and prostate, to name a few.
The results of the findings will be presented to the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland at the end of April.
The recommendations from the fund are to drink mostly water and to reduce intake of all processed foods, which include fast food and foods high in fat.