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Bacon can kill: Official

EddieD

Risk assessment...

"increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%"

That's 18% of about 4.5% or your chances of getting colorectal cancer goes from 4.5% to 5.3%, which doesn't sound so scary.

Everything has a risk, we have to balance risks, and I'm not giving up my bacon butties when I've got a much higher chance of being mown down at some point in my life when cycling than getting colorectal cancer, so I might as well enjoy myself whilst I can.

I've no doubt I said the same thing about cigarettes when I was a smoker...

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