Study: Processed meats linked to cancer

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CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Eating processed meats such as bacon and sausage could increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

The study suggests that consuming processed meats on a regular basis is linked to a nine percent increase in breast cancer.

"This systematic review and meta-analysis including prospective cohort studies of red meat and processed meat consumption provides evidence that higher consumption of processed meat is associated with higher risk of breast cancer. However, red meat was not a significant cause of breast cancer," the study says.

The new study comes after research previously conducted by the World Health Organization that categorized processed meat as a carcinogen.

The new findings were published in the International Journal of Cancer. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STUDY