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Before ordering that side of sausage or bacon, think about this, eating a single serving of processed meat per day might increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.

“Right now, your lifetime risk of getting pancreatic cancer is 1.4 percent,” said ABC News senior health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser. “If you have a serving of processed meat per day, your risk would go up to 1.7 percent; still very small.”

Processed meats have also been linked to colon and bladder cancer, experts suspect it might stem from nitrites, “If you want to cut down on that,” Besser said, “you can look for products that don’t have nitrites.”

(From ABC News)

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