A new medical alert issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) which explains that processed meat falls within group 1 of carcinogenic substances, specifically, breast cancer.
To reach this conclusion, scientists from the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom), evaluated more than 262 thousand 195 women and discovered an increased risk of breast cancer due to the consumption of meat in those who ate two sausages by week.
During the follow-up of 7 years, 4 thousand 819 women of the 262 thousand 195 presented breast cancer, in comparison with the women who had the lowest intake of processed meats, those who consumed at least 9 grams of processed meat a day had a 21 % more risk of this type of cancer.
And if that were not enough, scientists also came to the conclusion that each serving of 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.
The scientific evidence suggests that eating less than half a kilo of red meat in a week does not significantly increase the risk of intestinal cancer, "they say.