WHO report says processed meat causes cancer, confusion follows

November 1, 2015 | News Article

A report about evidence, not risk

For red meat and processed meat, Terrasse says, “The classification gives you an idea about the strength of evidence that it causes cancer but it doesn’t give you any clue about how much you need to be exposed to have cancer, it’s not a classification about the risk.”

Susan Gapstur, ACS vice president of epidemiology told CBC News, says the IARC report, “just further supports the importance of eating and consuming a  healthful diet.”

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