You already know that frequent bacon, greasy cheeseburgers and booze are the fast track to packing on the pounds, but unfortunately, that’s not the only risk. If you live by the diet plan of “everything in moderation,” you may want to reconsider. A new study shows that consuming these items, even occasionally, can increase your risk of cancer.

According to new findings from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), ditching booze and bacon entirely could reduce your risk of cancer up to 40 percent.

The WCRF research surveyed 51 million people and focused more on making specific dietary recommendations than ever before, according to the Evening Standard.

Researchers now urge people to limit consumption of soft drinks, processed foods — like bacon — and reduce drinking, while eating red meat only in moderation. Researchers also recommended staying away from sugar and ditching fast food entirely.

As more countries adopt “Western” dietary habits, the number of new cases of cancer is expected to rise by 58% — to 24 million worldwide — by 2035, according to the report.

Around 40% of cancers today are thought to be preventable, study authors said.

Their research linked  obesity to 12 types of cancers including liver, ovary, prostate, stomach, mouth and throat, bowel, greasy, gallbladder, kidney, oesophagus, pancreas, and womb.

“If current trends continue, obesity is likely to overtake smoking as the number one risk factor for cancer,” the report states.

The findings of this report, based on a comprehensive analysis of existing evidence, will be presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria.


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.