WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky too

Bacon ready to be cooked at Levi’s Stadium.  (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)

Bacon ready to be cooked at Levi’s Stadium. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)

PARIS — It’s official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers — and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.

While doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet Monday about its relation to cancer — and put processed meats…

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