However, it could never happen, and not because I\’m so enlightened, sensitive or any of the other euphemisms for \”whining hippie\” usually dumped on vegetarians. My conversion to flesh-eating couldn\’t happen because, frankly, I\’m not stupid enough. As in, I can read.
Analysis of more than 6,000 pancreatic cancer cases published in the British Journal of Cancer says that eating just 50g of processed meat a day (one sausage or a couple of slices of bacon) raises the likelihood of pancreatic cancer by a fifth. 100g a day (the equivalent of a medium burger) raises it by 38%, 150g by 57%.
Hmm. Age adjusted incidence of pancreatic cancer is 12 per 100,000.
So the eating of processed meats raises it to 18 per 100,000 or so does it? (Not really, as the 12 rate already includes those who eat processed meats but still….)
Ho hum, that\’s about the risk of dying in a car crash isn\’t it? Just one of those minor risks that confront us all, that have to be navigated on that route from cradle to the inevitable grave.