- "Processed meat contains compounds that could damage cells and thereby cause cancer. Conversely, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish are thought to be good for health in many ways and may possess anti-cancer properties."
- Processed meats preserved with nitrites and nitrates can form nitrosamines, known causes of cancer in animals.
Processed meat linked to higher ovarian cancer risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat a lot of processed meats, such as salami and hot dogs, are at a higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new Australian study.