Researchers claim sausage-cancer connection

January 13, 2012 12:29:56 PM PST
Researchers think there could be a connection between processed meats and pancreatic cancer.

Scientists in Sweden looked over 7 previously published studies and found that men and women who ate about 4 ounces of processed meat daily had a 19 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer. The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, says that's about 4 strips of bacon or 1 sausage link.

According to a report published on, Dr. Richard Besser said the risk would go from 1.4% to 1.7%.

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