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Meat Causes Cancer?

So I’m sure that some of you have seen that the WHO has now said that processed meat causes cancer (and that red meat can cause cancer). I’m wondering if anyone is aware of what studies/research/proposed mechanisms are supporting this claim. I haven’t been able to find much in the way of science as to why this connection should be made, but I’m curious.

Here’s one:



The mainstream media has been having a field day with this, but most seem to be missing the difference between red meat and processed meat.

BBC had a nice write up explaining things on their site.