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Processed Meat Is the Next Public Health Crisis

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012   Dr. Neal Barnard   processed meat, colorectal cancer

 
 

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and just in time. Awareness is in critically short supply. A new survey commissioned by PCRM showed that 39 percent of people surveyed do not know where their colon is, let alone what might cause cancer to develop. In fact, 70 percent do not know they are more likely to get colon cancer from frequently eating processed meats such as hot dogs.

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