What is the harm in this foodie favorite?

Bacon, as well as other processed meats have potential harmful effects on your health.

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An investigation into data from more than 800 studies concluded that each 40 gram, or 1.8 ounce, portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colon cancer by 18 percent.

This led the World Health Organization (WHO) to list processed meats like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausages, salami, corned beef, and beef jerky in the same category as tobacco or asbestos.

While meat can provide certain health benefits, experts advise sticking to more of a plant-based diet.

Source: http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bad-news-about-bacon-processed-meats-increase-cancer-risk/