Red Meat Causes Cancer, Says Fun-Hating World Health Organization

It’s kind of bad that even when reading about how red meat could cause cancer, I can only think about how yummy all those pictures of bacon look.

The World Health Organization released a report today stating that red meat is “probably carcinogenic.” They also say that eating 50g of processed meat a day increases your chance of colorectal cancer by 18%. And according to Cancer Research UK, 21% of bowel cancers are caused by meat.

This puts processed meat in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco, though it’s not equally dangerous. Doctors are saying that eating meat in moderation is the way to go.

What do you think? Are you giving up on meat just yet? Because I’m probably not.

Fresh raw beef on cutting board