There are carcinogens in a lot of things—some of which you probably ate today.
By now, we’ll go ahead and assume that you’ve heard the World Health Organizations’ sad, sad news that bacon and other processed meats can give you cancer. But guess what? So can a lot of other things. And most of us continue to eat or drink them on a fairly regular basis—and not get sick.
Here’s a dozen potentially carcinogenic foods—some of which might raise your cancer risk just as much as bacon.
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We hate to be the bearers of more bad news, but alcohol is a known carcinogen. And whether your drink of choice is a glass of red wine, a cold beer, or a martini, the more alcohol you sip on a regular basis, the higher your risk for developing certain types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In fact, a study of more than 28,000 women found that every drink consumed per day was associated with a 12 percent increased risk for breast cancer. Other research found that a daily tipple ups your risk for colon cancer by 7 percent.