Scientists have found some very worrying information about bacon 6 years ago

Scientists have found some very worrying information about bacon

We don't want to alarm you, but we're a little scared by this new scientific research.

Apparently bacon, as well as other processed meats, can make men less fertile.

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A study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health uncovered this concerning pattern, prompting Dr Rebecca Sokol, president of the American Society for Reproductive Health, to admit:

"This study suggests that the type of meat a man consumes may influence his sperm's ability to fertilize an egg."

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But don't put down that sandwich just yet - some experts have suggested that bacon alone might not be the cause, but rather the diets of people who eat a lot of bacon.

"Perhaps it is not the meat that is the problem, but the dietary choices that men who eat bacon make. Healthier dietary choices usually correlates with a healthier lifestyle, which may overall increase fertility outcomes," said Elizabeth Kavaler, a urology specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City

That means you probably ought to cut back on these.

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These probably aren't great either.

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And as for these, well you probably get the picture.

We know they look delicious, but try to restrain yourself.

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H/T Shortlist