A very confusing definition of processed meat. Is the fried cutlet or the fried steak or the baked pork or the boiled meatballs or the meat filling in the pie also processed meat? After all, in principle, that the sausages after the state of minced meat undergo a heat treatment, which is all of the above. What is the difference? Or is there no difference and any cooked meat is processed meat?
Processed meat is meat that has undergone additional processing before it reaches the counter. This category includes, for example, meat products such as sausages, sausages, ham, bacon. Minced meat and other semi-finished products from raw meat are not considered processed meat. The conclusions of the WHO that consumption of large quantities of sausages increases the risk of bowel cancer are backed up by many years of research, of course, they are justified. However, increasing the risk does not mean that "if you eat sausages, you will develop cancer," just as melanoma will not necessarily develop from moderate sun exposure. You just shouldn't make these foods the main source of protein in your diet. Everything is good in moderation.
I here recently processed 4.5 kg of pork and poultry meat into chopped stew so as not to buy sausage. In terms of my plan, I have a new recipe for raw jerky meatloaf. So at the expense of the WHO horror stories, they went to hell, they themselves eat proteins, fats and carbohydrates to get 2000 kilocalories per day, they still won't live longer.