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does eating cold cuts like ham and cheese cause cancer?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ham & Cheese: So far they have not been implicated in the cancer scare
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Basically, no. You cannot avoid exposure to chemicals in the environment that can mutate genes, which basically is what's going on with things that ACTUALLY are plausibly linked to cancer. Pepper, orange juice, and probably everything else contain such chemicals. Statistical epidemiology generates a huge amount of junk and I suggest you ignore it. The "scares" are about politics & manipulation.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
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