A large study of over 37,000 men followed for 12 years found that those eating over 75 grams of processed meat a day were twice as likely to die of heart failure than those who ate less than 25 grams a day.
That means just two sausages a day could tip you over the 75 gram scale.
Is nothing tasty good for you? Don't wave that bag of kale crisps at us Jennifer Aniston, for the last time it is not the same.
The study was the first to distinguish the differences between red meat and processed red meats, reports the Huffington Post.
Processed meats are classed as anything that has been preserved by curing, salting, smoking, or adding any preservatives. Anything fun that isn't steak basically.
Furthermore, a study of half a million people across Europe carried out last year found that diets high in processed meats increased their risk of heart disease, cancer, bowel cancer, and early death.
Earlier this month, eating too much processed meat was also linked to breast cancer for the first time.
"To reduce your risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, we suggest avoiding processed red meat in your diet, and limiting the amount of unprocessed red meat to one or two servings per week of less," explained lead scientist Dr Joana Kaluza.
Although the study was carried out on men, it is thought the same is true for women.
Bye bye bacon butties.
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