Meat is the New Tobacco Infographic
Consuming meat puts your health at increased risk for many types of cancer and chronic diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, stroke, decreased bone health, leukemia, lymphoma, colon cancer, bladder cancer, reproductive cancers and much more.
This infographic compares the health hazards of consuming meat with smoking cigarettes.
In October 2015, an international panel of experts called the International Agency for Research on Cancer that consists of 22 public health, cancer and other experts from 10 countries, convened at the World Health Organization (WHO) and concluded that eating processed meat like hot dogs, ham and bacon raises the risk of colon cancer and that consuming other red meats likely raises the risk of cancers and chronic disease. The research findings not only identified an increased risk of colon cancer from eating processed meat and red meat, but also an increased risk of prostate, pancreatic and stomach cancer. The risk of colorectal cancer from consuming processed meat rises by a factor of about 1.1 or 1.2 for every serving of processed meat consumed per da
The group, which reviewed 800 studies on cancer in humans, serves as an adviser to the WHO, focusing on environmental and lifestyle factors that may contribute to the disease.
Links to articles announcing the International Agency For Research on Cancer’s research report:
- International Agency for Research on Cancer, Press Release
- Cancer Research UK, Science Blog
- U.S. National Library of Medicine – Health News
- American Institute for Cancer Research article
Infographic by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
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