Processed meats linked to premature deaths

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Bacon butty could be bad for you

A new study has confirmed that processed meats have actually been linked to premature deaths.

The study involved almost 450,000 people aged between 35 and 69 from 10 European countries, including the UK, France, Spain, Sweden and Greece.

None of the participants had ever suffered a heart attack or stroke and none had ever had cancer.

According to the report in the Irish Health, people who ate more than 40g per day of processed meat, had a higher risk of premature death compared to people who ate less than 20g per day.

An average sausage weighs around 54g.

So that bacon butty for breakfast, or Spanish salami at lunch, could be damaging your health.

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