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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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These premium back rashers are to be sold ready-priced in fixed weight packs of 6.
Bacon & potato salad ingredients: 2 medium cold boiled potatoes, 2 lean back rashers, 1/2 red pepper, 1 small carrot, 2tbsp canned sweetcorn, 1tbsp soy sauce, 1tbsp lemon juice.
Using four trimmed back rashers instead of four streaky rashers cuts out 73 calories and 11g fat, and ditching the butter saves 74 calories and 8g fat.