"This recent meta-analysis suggests that processed meat consumption may also increase breast cancer risk," lead author Maryam Farvid explained in a statement. "Therefore, cutting down processed meat seems beneficial for the prevention of breast cancer."
Previous studies have categorized processed meats as a carcinogenic to human. In 2015, the World Health Organization found hot dogs, bacon, cold cuts and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers. The analysts said red meat probably contributes to the disease, too.
Despite the latest results, the scientists noted increased processed meat intake does not directly cause breast cancer. However, they believe there are benefits to reducing your intake of the food.
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