Men who eat 2 strips of bacon or one sausage a day have a 19% higher chance of developing pancreatic cancer,В according to a recent research paper published in BMC Medicine.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers, becauseВ it spreads very quickly.В 74% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within the first year they are diagnosed andВ only 7% of them will live more than 5 years.
In theВ paper, the researchers fromВ Stockholm found that there is a link betweenВ the intake of processed meat and theВ chances forВ cancer orВ cardiovascular disease. According to their study,В 3.3% of the deaths could have been prevented if less than 20 gr. of processed meat was eaten daily.
The main reason whyВ bacon or other processed meats cause pancreatic and other cancers isВ a substance nitrates. It is used as a preservative and it getsВ red color of the processed meat.
You can reduce the risk of gettingВ ofВ this type of cancer byВ paying attention to the food you eat.