(KCCI/CNN) – A study claims eating one slice of bacon a day could increase your risk of cancer.
Researchers tracked nearly half of a million adults in the United Kingdom for five years, KCCI reports.
They found for every 25 grams of processed meats like sausage or bacon eaten every day, a person’s risk of colorectal cancer went up 20 percent.
Twenty-five-grams is about 0.8 ounces and roughly equates to a thin slice of bacon.
Red meat also caused an increase in risk, but it took a larger amount for the same effect.
Researchers discovered when a person ate just over on ounce and a half of red meat, their cancer risk increased by 19 percent.
A typical hamburger is about four ounces of meat.