Q. Why do you say “deli turkey” is a processed meat and should be limited or avoided? I buy oven roasted, no nitrate sliced turkey.

A. Fang Fang Zhang, PhD, an associate professor at the Friedman School who specializes in cancer epidemiology, answers: “Processed meat is any meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, smoked, or undergone other processes for preservation or to enhance flavor. The evidence that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer is strong enough that the World […]
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