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It has long been known that processed red meat products – such as bacon, sausages, ham and pepperoni – are bad for human health.
Their high saturated fat and salt content have been linked to cardiovascular disease, obesity and stroke. But there is now considerable scientific evidence that such products also increase the risk of developing bowel cancer.
Find out more in this Animal Aid leaflet and online at http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/vegetarianism//2931//