Higher risk of breast cancer seen in women who regularly eat processed meats

Regularly consuming processed meats such as bacon or sausage appears to be linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study led by Maryam Farvid, research scientist in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The study analyzed data from more than 1.2 million women and found that those who ate processed meats regularly had a 9% higher risk of breast cancer than those who didn’t.

In an October 3, 2018 CNN article, Farvid said, “Cutting down processed meat seems beneficial for the prevention of breast cancer.”

Read the CNN article: Processed meats linked to breast cancer, says study