Bacon lovers gonna eat bacon – no matter what

By Diana Pearl
Updated October 27, 2015 05:45 PM
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Give me bacon or give me death.

That’s the mantra the internet has adopted since the World Health Organization dropped the news bomb that consuming bacon can cause cancer.

Here are the facts for you, processed meat lovers: Bacon (along with hot dogs, sausage, the works) will increase your chances of developing cancer by 5 to 6 percent – compare that to the 2500 percent increase from smoking cigarettes.

This small percentage didn’t stop bacon lovers everywhere from heading to Twitter to vent their frustrations – and cries of sadness – at the news. //storify.com/peoplemag/bacon-apparently-causes-cancer-the-internet-can-t-.js?header=none&border=false