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Pancreatic cancer risk increases with every 2 strips of bacon [or sausage] you eat: Study
cbs ^ | January 13, 2012 3:29 PM

Posted on 01/13/2012 5:59:46 PM PST by BenLurkin

Breakfast lovers, beware. A new study found eating processed meats like bacon and sausage could increase your risk for deadly pancreatic cancer.

For every piece of sausage or two strips of bacon a person eats every day, there's a 19 percent rise in risk for pancreatic cancer, the study found.

"There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk of pancreatic cancer and this study may be an early indication of another factor behind the disease," Dr Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science at The World Cancer Research Fund, told BBC News.

For the study, researchers reviewed 11 studies and case reports on more than 6,000 pancreatic cancer patients, looking for a link between eating red and processed meats and cancer. The researchers found the raised risk was tied to every 50 grams of processed meat a person eats per day. If you're the type who eats 150 grams of processed meat a day - from only three sausages or six strips of bacon - your pancreatic cancer risk shoots up 57 percent, the study suggests.

What about red meat, which has been linked to stomach and esophageal cancers?

Evidence was inconclusive, the researchers said. Men who ate 120 grams of red meat per day saw their pancreatic cancer risk increase 29 percent, compared with men who don't eat red meat. This effect was not seen in women, however, possibly because men in the study ate more red meat than women, the researchers said.

The study is published in the Jan. 12 issue of the British Journal of Cancer.

The numbers sound scary, but experts say this added risk is relatively small when you factor in overall pancreatic cancer rates in the general population. According to the National Cancer Institute, 13.6 per 100,000 U.S. men develop pancreatic cancer, compared with 10.7 pancreatic cases per 100,000 women. The researchers also said smoking is a bigger risk factor, which increases pancreatic cancer risk by 74 percent.

"Pancreatic cancer has poor survival rates," study author associate professor Susanna Larsson, a researcher at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, said in a written statement. "If diet does affect pancreatic cancer, then this could influence public health campaigns to help reduce the number of cases of this disease developing in the first place."

Processed meats, including sausage, pepperoni, bacon, ham, smoked turkey, and hot dogs, often contain nitrates and nitrites, which have been tied to cancer. Last August, a study of 300,000 men and women, published in the journal Cancer, found people who ate large amounts of processed meats had a 30 percent increased risk for bladder cancer, HealthPop reported.

James H. Hodges, president of the American Meat Institute, was not swayed by the new study, because it only took into account epidemiological data, and didn't look at other lifestyle factors that could contribute to cancer. He said in a written statement that eating red and processed meats is part of a healthy, balanced diet.

"More often than not, epidemiological studies, over time, provide more contradictions than conclusions," he said.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bacon; obesity; pancreaticcancer; sausage
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1 posted on 01/13/2012 5:59:52 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Come and get me, Copper Porker...
2 posted on 01/13/2012 6:01:57 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: BenLurkin

Oh no...not the bacon.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 6:03:20 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: BenLurkin
Wow. After all the one dollar sausage biscuit breakfasts I have eaten on the way to work, I should be dead ten years ago.
4 posted on 01/13/2012 6:03:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: BenLurkin

Hot dogs are also linked with cancer, especially childhood cancers.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 6:05:25 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: BenLurkin
I should be dead, then. Back when I could afford store-bought bacon, I would regularly eat a quarter pound with breakfast. Along with biscuits, gravy, and hen fruit.

And maybe a side of 'taters.

I've slowed down on that since I'm taking my hogs from the free range, instead of the grocery store, but that just means I eat more sausage with breakfast.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/13/2012 6:07:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

warning: being born radically increases the chance of dying.


7 posted on 01/13/2012 6:07:30 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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To: BenLurkin
Guess it's a good thing I had the gastric bypass surgery in 2009 and dropped 160+ pounds and have kept it off. Now I weigh about 155. My Doc says I can still eat bacon and it's like starting all over.... I rarely do anyway, though.
8 posted on 01/13/2012 6:07:42 PM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: BenLurkin

19% and they are only discovering this now?

Sounds like huey


9 posted on 01/13/2012 6:08:29 PM PST by dila813
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To: BenLurkin

The Left wants to control what you eat and how much you sh**.

I’ll listen to my own body and adjust accordingly.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 6:09:43 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: BenLurkin

Say the muzzies. Bet 0bamer don’t eat bacon. His hotdogs are all beef I betcha.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 6:10:19 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: BenLurkin

No bacon or sausage?

Why go on?


12 posted on 01/13/2012 6:11:41 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BenLurkin

Patrick Swayze wasn’t fat.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 6:12:21 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: dila813

27% of people who watch television and drive cars will die.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 6:12:39 PM PST by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: BenLurkin

Gee Thanks “Terrible Living”...what would we ever do without you?


15 posted on 01/13/2012 6:12:49 PM PST by Outlaw Woman ( Hello, Hello...Remember me...I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: JRandomFreeper

O_h,G_D, I am gonna die.

My poor mother told me to keep kosher, and I didn’t listen.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 6:13:19 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
taking my hogs from the free range

Is that like road-kill?

You oughta move to Rhode Island. Never saw so many dead deer lying around on the highway.

17 posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:32 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (eat more possum.)
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To: coldbluesteel

Is this like the BS they feed us that eggs were evil? Now they are finding out that salt isn’t that bad either. Most of these studies have nothing but an agenda. I refuse to give up Bacon for the government or some hostile religion.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:52 PM PST by 1scrappymom
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To: BenLurkin
Here we go. Another 10 yr. free research project, as people stop eating bacon and sausage.

And some gullible idiot will tell me one day soon how horrible a person I am for eating that stuff, "don't you know that it will give you cancer?" ROFL.

I don't know how many times I have been told that with some other 10 yrs research of something or other, i.e. coffee.

I tell them God made it, I eat it. In moderation.

19 posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:52 PM PST by annieokie
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To: BenLurkin; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
That's right I cause cancer. Now keep your chops to yourself.

19½ posted on 01/13/2012 9:04:15 PM EST by Kevin Bacon

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


20 posted on 01/13/2012 6:16:28 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: the invisib1e hand
No... we have so many feral hogs here in Texas, they are easy and cheap to harvest, trap, bow, rifle, pistol, whatever, provided you do your own processing.

/johnny

21 posted on 01/13/2012 6:16:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

Ah well at least the smile on my face will be there forever....


22 posted on 01/13/2012 6:16:54 PM PST by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

Only 19%. 100% of people with cancer consume dihydrogen monoxide.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 6:18:56 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: BenLurkin

We went through all this twaddle with the nitrates and the nitrites back in the 70s. So I guess some lazy psuedo-scientist is going to try to get their 15 minutes of fame by recycling that tired old baloney! No pun intended. What else are they going to recycle on us? Liesure suits? Bell bottoms for men? Double knits?


24 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:26 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: BenLurkin
“If you can't get old by a comfortable road, don't go.”
Mark Twain
25 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:53 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: BenLurkin

We went through all this twaddle with the nitrates and the nitrites back in the 70s. So I guess some lazy psuedo-scientist is going to try to get their 15 minutes of fame by recycling that tired old baloney! No pun intended. What else are they going to recycle on us? Liesure suits? Bell bottoms for men? Double knits?


26 posted on 01/13/2012 6:20:57 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Politics4US
Hot dogs are also linked with cancer, especially childhood cancer

Is that from the outdated and now debunked 10 year study from way back when? Around the time they said coffee was bad, butter was bad, and eggs were bad, but had to back off later?

BTW, ALL apples contain cyanide.

/johnny

27 posted on 01/13/2012 6:22:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin; JoeProBono

28 posted on 01/13/2012 6:24:24 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: JRandomFreeper
No... we have so many feral hogs here in Texas, they are easy and cheap to harvest, trap, bow, rifle, pistol, whatever, provided you do your own processing.

They are excellent eating as well.

29 posted on 01/13/2012 6:24:32 PM PST by marktwain
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To: BenLurkin

Just imagine what Mayor Bloomberg will do to the NYC restaurants with this study. After all, he just wants the best for all of his people.

When bacon is outlawed, just imagine what the ‘speakeasy’ scene will be? Will there be a real chef’s mafia? Will Anthony Bourdain keep his TV show or will he put out a contract?


30 posted on 01/13/2012 6:24:32 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d rather die of Cancer than not eat glorious delicious Bacon.

They can take their study and shove it up their asses!


31 posted on 01/13/2012 6:25:21 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: JRandomFreeper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbZEXfPwmg&feature=colike


32 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:07 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: JRandomFreeper

33 posted on 01/13/2012 6:27:05 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Don’t drink the orange juice....unless it says USA !!!!!!


34 posted on 01/13/2012 6:27:10 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: JRandomFreeper

The apple/cyanide thing was a solution in a GI Joe RAH episode using a “candy coated poison” to kill some out of control dumb super organism created by Cobra interfering in some science experiment. I couldn’t resist the 80s trivia.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 6:28:22 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Porkle ping.....


36 posted on 01/13/2012 6:30:34 PM PST by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: BenLurkin

Studies have shown that 67 per cent of all statistics are wrong.


37 posted on 01/13/2012 6:30:47 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: truthkeeper
Yez! Ve haf come for Ze bacon! Resistance Ss futile!
38 posted on 01/13/2012 6:31:07 PM PST by Ditter
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a phony study because it was done on cancer patients only. I’m sure they could find other common factors. In fact, I’d say they hand picked the result, i.e., excluded other possible factors. Age, sex, drinking, smoking, genetics


39 posted on 01/13/2012 6:31:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

Bacon, or is it the nitreates in the bacon? I bet is the nitrates.

But the government won’t emphasize that.


40 posted on 01/13/2012 6:33:47 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: BenLurkin

We all have a 100% chance of dying ...this kind of propaganda makes me nuts

Almost everyone eats bacon or sausage of some kind.. if this was true the incidence of pancreatic cancer would be much greater ...


41 posted on 01/13/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: BenLurkin

When it says “study” you know that a huge hoax is unfolding.

Actually, the saturated fats in the bacon are a strong defense against any kind of cancer.

Pancreatic cancer, like all cancer is the direct result of anaerobic, fermentative metabolism. Keep the carbs and polyunsaturated fats out of your diet and live.


42 posted on 01/13/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: BenLurkin
Yes, but I've read that if you wrap bacon in other bacon, then it completely offsets any harm to my body.
Works for me.
43 posted on 01/13/2012 6:35:08 PM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: BenLurkin
For the study, researchers reviewed 11 studies and case reports on more than 6,000 pancreatic cancer patients, looking for a link between eating red and processed meats and cancer.

Sounds like an agenda to me, not science. Wifey says pancratic cancer is a sugar cancer, and they're looking in the wrong place. My wife is smart, and I'd believe her research over these guys.

44 posted on 01/13/2012 6:35:30 PM PST by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: Sacajaweau
I don't drink orange juice. If I feel a need for a citrus fruit, I'll grab a dollop of my jalapeno and South Texas orange marmalade and spread it on some homemade bread with a little smear of butter or lard. Seriously. ;)

/johnny

45 posted on 01/13/2012 6:36:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
Food Blues
46 posted on 01/13/2012 6:36:47 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: SES1066
"When bacon is outlawed, just imagine what the ‘speakeasy’ scene will be?"

The Comet Cafe

47 posted on 01/13/2012 6:38:02 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: BenLurkin

MORE... in the study it was also found that if every day you eat more than six sausage or twelve strips of bacon, you have a 37% chance of exploding at your desk at work. Coworkers should be warned to wear eye protection...


48 posted on 01/13/2012 6:38:03 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hot dogs have sodium nitrides. They cause cancer.


49 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:27 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: JRandomFreeper

>> “BTW, ALL apples contain cyanide.” <<

.
Utterly false!

The seeds of apples contain an alcaloid called Amygdalin that is sort of a chemical cousin to cyanide. That substance is the strongest cancer fighting chemical known to man. It also has been useful in dissolving cataracts in some people.


50 posted on 01/13/2012 6:41:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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