The traditional English breakfast, the fry up, has yet more bad press. In addition to the problems of its high salt, high fat, high cholesterol and it generally being very bad for you - it is commonly referred to as being a heart attack on a plate, researchers have discovered that eating too much processed meat, which includes sausages and bacon, causes a 63 per cent higher risk of developing bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is on of the biggest cancer killers in the UK and USA, but it is often overlooked, with lung cancer and breast cancer receiving most attention.
The evidence is so strong the World Cancer Research Fund suggests that we should pretty much give up processed meats completely. The WCRF warned that eating 150g of processed meat a day - equivalent to about two sausages and three rashers of bacon - increases bowel cancer risk by 63 per cent.
Medical and scientific expert for the World Cancer Research Fund, Professor Martin Wiseman, said:
For some people, having a fry-up with bacon and sausages might seem like a good way to start the day. But if you are doing this regularly, then you are significantly increasing your risk of bowel cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in the UK. Only a third of people are aware of the link between processed meat and cancer. This means two-thirds are not in a position to make an informed choice about how much of it they eat. Professor Martin Wiseman, 2008
For the full article go to: http://www.motleyhealth.com/articles/2008/08/daily-sausage-and-bacon-causes-colonic-cancer.html