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Bacon can kill: Official

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Re: Risk assessment...

> 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.

But only if you eat it everyday!

Prof Tim Key, from the Cancer Research UK and the University of Oxford, said:

"Eating a bacon bap every once in a while isn't going to do much harm - having a healthy diet is all about moderation."

The problem with the "everything in moderation" message is

a) it doesn't make for good headlines, so won't sell any newspapers

b) is hard to turn into a product that someone in the food industry and sell.

So there is no money in it.

As a side note, given that El'Reg is the unofficial website of we, the bacon sarnie eating majority, why isn't there an icon for a bacon buttie? So I've used beer instead.

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