Bacon, sausages and ham “as big a cancer risk as smoking”

Oh dear, yet another scare story!

My view on this is very simple: NOTHING in life is entirely risk free. You take a calculated risk when crossing the road. The same applies to the food you eat. Being overweight is not only associated with a considerably increased risk of cancer but also stroke, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and a whole host of other diseases that could fill this entire page. So its all a question of risk assessment: what is the risk of eating red meat and being of “normal weight” vs. the risk of being overweight/ obese and avoiding red meat altogether? For me the answer is as clear as daylight.

Perhaps someday we will see the headline “High Carb Diets Give you Cancer, Diabetes, Strokes, Heart disease, etc” . Just perhaps..

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