After the review of over 400 studies all processed meats are now classified as Group 1, carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization so if you’re a consumer of them, please take note. Their classification comes from evidence from epidemiological studies that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer.
After reviewing over 700 studies, it was concluded that red meat: that includes beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat would be classified Group 2A, Probably carcinogenic to humans. Yes, they eat horse meat all around the world.
In those studies, risk mostly increased with the amount of meat consumed. In an analysis of facts from 10 studies estimated that each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by about 18%.
If you are not familiar with the China Study and the movie Forks over Knives, and you care to learn more about the whole meat hubbub then read and watch it. You have a right to know the truths about what you consume and then it is your choice what to do with that information.
As with most studies, we have no idea what their complete lifestyle was outside of the consumption of the processed meats. Far too many variables to pin down accurate numbers in my thinking but the fact is our bodies have zero requirements for processed anything and outside of b-12 no requirements for meat.
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