Study: Eating bacon could increase risk of contracting colorectal cancer


(WTNH) – A slice of bacon a day will not keep the doctor away.

A study by the University of Oxford claims eating one slice of bacon each day, could increase your risk of colorectal cancer.

Researchers tracked nearly half of a million adults in the UK for five years.

They found for every 25 grams of processed meats eaten every day, a person’s risk of colorectal cancer went up 20 percent.

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