Monday, November 2, 2015

Mmm... Bacon

Who doesn't love Bacon?  The World Health Organization apparently because their latest pronouncement is that it is as bad for you as cigarettes.  The WHO has moved bacon into the category of Class I Carcinogens along with tobacco smoke, diesel soot, asbestos, plutonium, and arsenic.  REALLY?

Bacon causes an increase in the risk of bowel cancer by a sixth. Eat just two ounces of cured pork a day and you are headed for an early grave. Except you're not. What the reports authors failed to stress was the difference between relative and absolute risks.

'In the normal run of things, around six in every 100 people would be expected to get bowel cancer in their lifetime. 'If all these 100 people ate a three-rasher - around 50g - bacon sandwich every single day of their lives, then according to this report we would expect that 18% more would get bowel cancer – which is a rise from 6 cases to 7 cases. 'So that's one extra case of bowel cancer in all those 100 lifetime bacon-eaters.'  Daily Mail

 Bacon is carcinogenic, but so is the air you breathe.  Newsweek

Two important things to consider:

1. From bourbon to bacon the key to a healthy life is moderation.

2. Life is terminal.

Enjoy life, and remember bacon kills far more many pigs than people ;)

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