Eating just 1 slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, says study

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(KCCI/CNN) – A study claims eating one slice of bacon a day could increase your risk of cancer. 

Researchers tracked nearly half of a million adults in the United Kingdom for five years, KCCI reports. 

They found for every 25 grams of processed meats like sausage or bacon eaten every day, a person’s risk of colorectal cancer went up 20 percent. 

Twenty-five-grams is about 0.8 ounces and roughly equates to a thin slice of bacon. 

Red meat also caused an increase in risk, but it took a larger amount for the same effect. 

Researchers discovered when a person ate just over on ounce and a half of red meat, their cancer risk increased by 19 percent. 

A typical hamburger is about four ounces of meat.

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