UPDATE 3-Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, experts say

lunes 26 de octubre de 2015 15:59 GYT
 

* WHO cancer agency reviews meat for first time

* Says clear link between processed meat, colorectal cancer

* Sees red meat as probable cause in some cancers

* Report may not change existing health advice (Adds comments from industry groups, scientists)

By Gus Trompiz and P.J. Huffstutter

PARIS/CHICAGO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colorectal cancer in humans, and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.

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.   Continuación...