Report: Processed meat ‘early death’ link

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Sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats appear to increase the risk of dying young, a study of half a million people across Europe suggests. That’s according to a report from BBC News Health.

It concluded diets high in processed meats were linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and early deaths.

The report says the researchers, writing in the journal BMC Medicine, said salt and chemicals used to preserve the meat may damage health.

Read more from BBC News Health, HERE.