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11/29/06

Bacon and Cancer

If you love bacon and you see a headline that says bacon causes cancer, don't panic. You need to know the rest of the story.

Yes, Harvard did a study on bacon eaters more than a hundred thousand of them for 20 years and yes, they found a connection that those who ate bacon five days a week were nearly sixty percent more likely to develop bladder cancer.

But and here's what you may not have heard, Harvard left the study open ended to other possibilities because the big bacon eaters were also mostly smokers who ate a high fat diet with little, if any, exercise.

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