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Niman Ranch/Pederson's Bacon- still carcinogenic?

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I'm on day 27 of my first Whole 30 and feeling really good about it. My one concern is about bacon and red meat in general, which I've been enjoying a lot of the last month. I'm remembering the World Health Organization study that was released in 2015 which said that bacon and probably most red meat is carcinogenic. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/26/451211964/bad-day-for-bacon-processed-red-meats-cause-cancer-says-who

I'm wondering if any of the moderators here know if any follow-up research has been done about high quality bacon/red meat? I'm HOPING that buying antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed, etc. bacon/meat might ameliorate the risks? Anyone know?

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The moderators here are volunteers.  In general we don't follow up on studies and reports unless it's of specific interest to us personally.  We would encourage you to research - any studies or reports that would be available to us would be available online to anyone who is looking for them.

You can start with the response that I believe Mark Sisson made to that article by googling.  I think some other big names in the paleo community also refuted that article as bunk which can also be found with a little bit of google research :)

 

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