Sausage and cancer -- there's a link between a daily dose of sausage or bacon and pancreatic cancer, the British Journal of Cancer has declared.
The link between sausage and cancer might seem obvious, but some people apparently still haven't heard the news. Fatty processed meats? Not so good for you.
Swedish researchers looked at seven studies and concluded that people who ate about a quarter of a pound of processed meat a day had a 19 times greater risk of getting pancreatic cancer than those who stay away from the stuff. A quarter of a pound, or four ounces, is about equal to one link sausage or four slices of bacon.
Pancreatic cancer is particularly rough on its victims because it's difficult to detect. Once it is, it tends to be so far advanced that the overall five-year survival rate is only 5.5 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs both died of pancreatic cancer.
Meanwhile, here's a bit of video on sausage and cancer courtesy of Blippitt.com.
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