Should Hospitals Ban Bacon to Reduce Cancer Risk?

Should Hospitals Ban Bacon to Reduce Cancer Risk?

But these meats are known to significantly increase colorectal cancer risk and have been linked to pancreatic, stomach and breast cancer, among other health problems. Patients were then read information that said health authorities found bacon and sausage cause colon cancer and asked whether they would agree with a hospital policy banning processed meats to help reduce cancer risk. About 83% of patients were strongly in favor of hospitals eliminating processed meat in order to reduce cancer risk. An estimated 69% said they didn’t feel it was important for hospitals to have bacon or sausage on the menu. For related coverage, read “Can Replacing Meat With Impossible Burgers Help Reduce Cancer Risk?” and “Experts Warn Red and Processed Meat Still Pose Cancer Risk

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