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Ba·con

(bā-kŏn),
Harry E., 20th-century U.S. proctologist. See: Bacon anoscope.

bacon

A cured meat from pigs and hogs, which usually has veins of white fat running through it.

Health effects
• Every 2 rashers/slices of bacon per day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19% (based on a meta-analysis which pooled 11 studies involving 6000 patients).
• Increased risk of COPD, likely due to the sodium nitrite which is used as a preservative in pork products.
• Heart disease and diabetes—here linked to chemical preservatives
• Trichinosis—caused by Trichinella spiralis, a roundworm, the larvae of which encyst in muscle.

Processing
The first step involves soaking in brine or dry packing, followed by boiling or smoking.

BACON

A chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, consisting of:
• Bleomycin;
• Adriamycin-doxorubicin;
• CCNU;
• Oncovin (vincristine); and
• Nitrogen mustard.
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