Cured and smoked meats contribute to pancreatic cancer?

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Cured and smoked meats contribute to pancreatic cancer?

Nitrates, used in cured meats, from carcinogenic substances in our bodies. Two American studies and one Swedish study have linked the use of bacon, sausage, smoked ham, and other cured and smoked meats with pancreatic cancer. These compounds may help start other cancers, too. Following consumer demand, nitrate levels are lower than they were twenty years ago, except in hot dogs, which still tend to have high levels. Luckily, veggie wieners are nitrate-free.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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