Is my bacon sandwich really going to kill me?

Thursday 27th Oct 2016, 08.00am

This podcast is part of the The Big Questions series.

tatistician Dr Jennifer Rogers discusses the numbers linked to processed meat and bowel cancer.

It hit the headlines last year that 'processed meat has been classified as a ‘definite’ cause of cancer', due to a report from The World Health Organization (WHO). But what really is the risk to your health if you eat a bacon sandwich? And are there other carcinogenic substances that have a higher risk than processed meat?

Music credits:

Real Vocal String Quartet - Chorale

Jason Weinberger & WCF Symphony - Mahler - Symphony no. 5, I. Trauermarsch

 

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