Recently, Sandro Galea, a professor and dean of the School of Public Health at Boston Univ., laid out some points about bacon and its influence on the American diet and the long term health risks.

Galea wrote about the recent studies by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund that displayed demoralizing results for lovers of bacon.

But Galea described his opinion writing that “bacon might lead to cancer, but so can age, heavy alcohol use, personal history, and obesity. It is the interplay between these causes that conspires to create disease.”

Galea went on to say that it's still hard to determine how taking bacon out of a diet would work with all other health factors involved.

Read Galea’sentire piece.