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Bacon can kill: Official

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Re: Why single out bacon?

"Bacon is cured in salt (brine or dry salt)"

Some years ago I was on a course for familiarisation with Japan and Japanese culture for a large pharmaceutical company, during which they mentioned Japan has a higher than usual incidence of bowel and stomach cancer.

When I queried why this was the instructor said it was thought this was due to the amount of salt in traditional Japanese diets, a quick Google reveals there does seem to be a link between high salt intake and these types of cancer:

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