The World Health Organization (WHO) has made headlines by issuing a statement that meat, especially cured and smoked, causes cancer. Even lightly cooked meat contains carcinogens. Chicken is no better than red meat in this regard. Healthy eating is the key to longevity.
The review by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released on Monday, said additionally that there was some link between the consumption of red meat and pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.
IARC classified processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” on its group one list along with tobacco and asbestos, for which there is “sufficient evidence” of cancer links.
Each 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent, the agency estimated.
A 50-gram portion would be the equivalent of eat