On Monday, a research division of the World Health Organization announced that bacon, sausage, and other processed meats cause cancer and that red meat probably does, too.
The WHO panel that drew up these findings consisted of 22 international experts reviewed decades of research on the link between red meat, processed meats, and cancer.
What do we do? Cut out processed and red meat entirely? Are we destined for a future of LTs instead of BLTs?
The group doesn’t offer much guidance: “The data available for evaluation did not permit a conclusion about whether a safe level exists.”
So, we asked a few physicians to weigh in on this new info and how we should apply it to our lives.