- Post-menopausal women who eats processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer
- The study was done by researchers at the University of Glasgow
- The study was conducted among 273,466 women (between the ages of 40 and 69)
Post-menopausal women who eat 9 grams of processed meat a week, equivalent to 3 strips of bacon or two sausages, would be five times more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study.
As per researchers at the University of Glasgow, post-menopausal women who consume the equivalent of three strips of bacon or two sausages (equivalent to 9 grams) every week could be a fifth more likely to get the disease.
The study was conducted among 273,466 women (between the ages of 40 and 69) by researchers at the University of Glascow and revealed that even those who ate less than 9 grams of processed meats a week were still 15 per cent more likely to get breast cancer than those who refrained completely.
“In addition to the previously known effects of processed meat on other kinds of cancer, this adds further evidence that it may have a deleterious effect on breast cancer, particularly in post-menopausal women,” said co-author Naveed Sattar via The Independent.
“If you take it at face value and say there’s an association, then it means that if people were to eat less processed meat they might well reduce their risk of breast cancer.”