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A new study warns women that eating pork and sausage may lead to them getting breast cancer
by Nathan'ette Burdine: October 4, 2018

If it ain’t one thing then it’s another. The “another” being the women folks not being able to eat that good pork and sausage. At least, not as much as the women folks who love pork and sausage may want to eat.

A new study by some folks in the health profession says that too much processed pork and sausage may increase the chances of women getting breast cancer.

FYI, processed meat is smoked, salty, or cured meat. So those of y’all who love eating chitterlings, pork chops, ham hocks in y’all’s collard greens and black eyed peas, and sausage links may want to hold back on a lot of that for a while.

CNN cited the report which showed that eating that smoked, salty, or cured pork and sausage everyday increases a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer by 9%.

The World Cancer Research Fund lists the top 25 countries that have a high rate of breast cancer. Belgium tops the list at number one.

The metropolitan area of France ranks in at number four. Britain comes in at number eight.

The U.S. and Canada are at the very bottom of the list with the U.S. coming in at 22, followed by Canada which ranks in at number 23.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, breast cancer is one of the top two “most common” types of cancer.

And already this year, there have been two million cases of breast cancer reported.

There is good news, though. The experts say that new report is not as bad as it sounds.

The 15 studies that are used in the report are not in agreement with what is and is not a high consumption of smoked, salty, or cured pork and sausage.

The BBC pointed out this difference, noting that the studies done by health professionals in Britain recommend no more than 9 grams of processed food a day compared to Britain’s health agency, National Health Service (NHS), which recommends not eating 70 grams of processed food a day.

Gunter Kuhnle is an associate professor who teaches nutrition and health at the University of Reading.

He says that one of the problems with the study is that it is too spread out.

CNN quoted the professor as saying, “while the evidence for classifying processed meat as a carcinogen is strong, the actual risk to the individual is very small and it is more relevant on a population level. Whether this [study] justifies a change in the current [UK] recommendation of 70 grams of red and processed meat is questionable.”

The Continuous Update Project panel provides evidence showing that individual doesn’t need to be as concern as the new study suggest.

The panel reported that a person who is active has a lesser chance of getting breast cancer than someone who is not.

Basically, if a person is a couch potato then she increases her chances of getting breast cancer because of all of the build-up in her fat cells, resulting from her not burning that fat where the carcinogen cells develop.

So, get up off of that couch and go exercise so you can continue to live your life! Exercise is good.

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