Eating processed meats significantly increases the risk of cancer. This is fact.
I was very excited to hear about The Cancer Project's new commercial, which dramatically makes the public aware of this link.
And I'm fascinated by the public outcry over it. It seems as if people don't want to hear the truth, as if it is heresy to let people know that a traditional American food causes harm.
Not only does processed meat, in the quantities that the average American consumes it, increase risk of cancers, it also increases the risk of obesity, raises cholesterol levels, raises blood pressure, and as a result increases the risk of coronary disease, heart attack, and stroke.
Yes it's alarming, but people need to hear this message loud and clear.
Watch the commercial here.
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