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WHO to follow up study on meat consumption and cancer risk

On 30th October 2015 the FCRN highlighted a study by the World Health Organisation which concludes that processed meats cause cancer and classed red meat as “probable” cause.

It has been reported at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee that the WHO will undertake a follow up study to examine the results of that earlier work “in the context of a healthy diet.” This follow up work could lead to the conclusion that ‘put in the framework of a healthy diet, moderate consumption of meat is acceptable’.  

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