Processed meats like sausage, ham, and bacon, are linked to premature death, cardiovascular disease and cancer, a new study reports.
If you love sausages, hot dogs, and brats, you might be in for a shorter life, a new study suggests.
The study analyzed data from half a million men and women, as a part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. It was published in the journal BMC Medicine [PDF]. They found a link between "processed" meat — which includes all meat products such as ham, bacon, sausages, and minced meat that has been bought as a ready-to-eat product — and cardiovascular disease and cancer, they report.