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By David Robson 30 October 2015 Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a minefield.

Even the bubbles of gas in your fizzy drinks have been considered a hazard. Worse still, the advice changes continually. As TV-cook Nigella Lawson recently put it: But when the media and ill-informed health gurus exaggerate the results of a study without providing the context, it can lead to unnecessary fears that may, ironically, push you towards less healthy choices.

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  2. Even so, you may want to reconsider a 20-rashers-a-day habit. There was an error submitting your subscription.
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You may be pleased to learn that many of your favourite foods are not the ticking time bomb you have been led to believe. Processed meats are as dangerous as cigarettes. While the World Health Organisation has announced overwhelming evidence that bacon and other kinds of processed meat can contribute to colorectal cancer, the real dangers are not quite as worrying as the subsequent headlines would have us believe.

As Cancer Research UK points out in an astute blogcolorectal cancer is itself relatively rare.

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

If you eat barely any meat, there is a 5. In other words, for every 100 people who stop eating bacon, only one will have avoided cancer. To put that in perspective, consider the figures for tobacco: The two are hardly comparable. Even so, you may want to reconsider a 20-rashers-a-day habit. The UK government advises that an average of 70g a day is still healthy — about three rashers, or two sausages.

The odd English breakfast may not do you as much good as a bowl of granola — but nor is it gastronomic asbestos. Our caffeine addiction will drive us to a heart attack.

There is very little evidence that a cup of Joe will send you to an early grave; in fact, the opposite may be true. In 2012, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the health of 400,000 Americans over the course of 13 years. Considering a string of studies examining the health of more than a million individuals, a review in 2014 painted a similar picture: Note that these were only observational studies.

Perhaps healthier people are just more likely to be drawn to coffee.