Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Bacon Is Just As Bad For You As Smoking And Could Soon Come With Warning Labels

rexfeatures_2499998a.jpg

We give up.

Honestly, nothing is sacred anymore. In what’s pretty much the most tragic food science story of the day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that bacon, our beloved (and God damned delicious) bacon, could cause cancer.

Yup, The Big C and as such, bacon, along with other processed meats like sausage, is going to be added to a big list of carcinogens (things that cause cancer like smoking and asbestos) to serve as a warning.

The findings come after a crack squad of super scientists from 10 separate nations (including the UK), discovered that processed meats (anything made using smoking, curing, salting or other chemical techniques) are a lot more dangerous than we thought.

According to the boffins, meat could be responsible for around 150,000 deaths a year in the UK – spurring on awful diseases like bowel cancer.

The experts have even gone as far as to suggest that we cut processed meats from our diets entirely, and that bacon and other delicious meats should come with ‘cigarette packet’ style warning labels.

 How could you do this to us science?

[Via: Independent]

 

Related

2.jpg

What To Eat To Live To 100 (From The People Who've Done It)

cheese1.jpg

28 easy ways to pimp your cheese on toast

rexfeatures_5102858a.jpg

Scientist Says We Can Live To 150-yrs Old If We Do One (Boring) Thing

Comments

More

People who buy organic food could be killing the environment

And it's not any healthier for you either

by Tom Fordy
02 Dec 2016

Here’s what happens to your body a whole day after drinking Red Bull

Red Bull gives you...

by Emily Badiozzaman
23 Nov 2016

The McDonald's Big Mac recipe is about to get a new ingredient

Things will get hot 'n' spicy for the classic burger

by Tom Fordy
16 Nov 2016

The 20 coolest restaurants in Manchester

15 Nov 2016

The most epic and odd McDonald’s meals you can eat around the world

Grab your passport, you've got a new world tour to plan

by David Cornish
14 Nov 2016

The secret of McDonald’s Coke has been revealed

Yes, you weren't wrong - McDonald's really does have the sweetest Coke of all

11 Nov 2016

The Pret Christmas sandwiches are here

And even the vegans get to join in

by David Cornish
08 Nov 2016

Best warm and boozy drinks for winter

Put some fire in your belly

by David Cornish
04 Nov 2016

Best pub in the UK on how to takeover a pub without gentrifying

by Sam Diss
02 Nov 2016

This East London local has just been named Michelin Pub of the Year

by Tom Fordy
31 Oct 2016