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Harry E., 20th-century U.S. proctologist. See: Bacon anoscope.


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.

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


A chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, consisting of:
• Bleomycin;
• Adriamycin-doxorubicin;
• Oncovin (vincristine); and
• Nitrogen mustard.
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Others were best back rashers, cinema tickets and half a pint of lager.
TNS data shows that 35% of premium own label pre-pack back rashers were sold on promotion last year, compared with 11% the year before.
Their packs of 8 standard back rashers, both smoked and unsmoked, will contain thicker rashers.
8g fat SWAPPING four streaky rashers for three larger, well-trimmed back rashers cuts out more than 100 calories, and ditching the butter makes a further saving of around 75 calories and 8g fat.
However, own label prepacked back rashers are static after significant growth last year, indicating that the brands' success may have slowed growth.
Steak, lamb chops and cooked ham were 17% dearer, it found, with fish 16% and back rashers 11%.
The Dutch, historically stronger in foodservice, had also managed to significantly improve their position on pre-packed back rashers with the retailers: "The Dutch have improved their response to the retailers' demands, particularly in areas like animal welfare and quality assurance, and that's moving in the right direction?
The DMB research shows that back rashers continue to outperform other rasher types, with volume up 5% and value up 4% in the first quarter.
And while best back rashers retail for less than EUR7 in one place, they could cost more than EUR17 somewhere else.