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A new study by the U.S. National Cancer Institute says that people who eat a lot of red meat and processed meats run a higher risk of certain types of cancers.

According to the study, people who eat a lot of red meat – defined as beef, pork and lamb – or processed meats – defined as bacon, red meat sausage, poultry sausage, luncheon meats, cold cuts, ham and most types of hot dogs – are more likely to contract lung, liver, esophageal and colorectal cancer, and that men who have such eating habits are more likely to get pancreatic cancer.

The eight-year study tracked some 500,000 people, and showed that the increased risks from such a diet ranged between 20 and 60 percent.

There was, however, good news from the study: "Red meat intake was not associated with gastric or bladder cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, or melanoma.”

KC's View:
Pass the fish, please.