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29th Aug 2015

Scientists have found some very worrying information about bacon

Tom Victor

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.

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.

These probably aren’t great either.

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

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

H/T Shortlist