processed meat per day might increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Experts say the cancer risk is still small, but reducing the amount of processed meat in your diet is a healthy move.Eating a single serving of
Based on a review of seven previously published studies, Swedish researchers found the risk of pancreatic cancer was 19 percent higher among men and women who ate roughly 4 ounces of processed meat per day. That's about one link of sausage or four pieces of bacon. The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer.
"Right now, your lifetime risk of getting pancreatic cancer is 1.4 percent," said ABC News senior health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser. "If you have a serving of processed meat per day, your risk would go up to 1.7 percent; still very small."
Pancreatic cancer affects roughly one in 65 men and women, according to the National Cancer Institute. But because it's usually advanced by the time it's detected, theRead More »from A Link Between Sausage and Cancer?