Bacon and Hot Dogs Cause Cancer
The author of the article is just an editor for Seventeen Magazine. I feel like the author does have good credentials to write because Seventeen Magazine is a well known popular magazine and I don’t think that they would just hire anybody to write their articles. However, I do not think she or Seventeen Magazine is a credible source for this information. Seventeen Magazine is a popular teen girl magazine and the articles written in it are usually about fashion and health related topics aimed at young girls. Seventeen Magazine did not perform the research about how meat causes cancer they just reported about others doing it. I do not think the information is credible as well, because again, it was not Seventeen Magazine who did the research. They were just saying what others have found. The article is well written and the information in it is just based on research others provided. The research is very vague and there was not a lot detail in the description of the research that was performed. It really just went over the results of the research. They said that they didn’t measure the risks of eating raw meat. Shouldn’t they have included that if they are making the claim that red meat causes cancer? I think the article is misleading and contradicting. At one point it says that the panel from the International Agency for Research on Cancer did not vote unanimously that meat causes cancer. Why are they claiming it then? I just feel like the whole article didn’t have anything to back the claim up. If I wanted to find more valid information I would go to where the results were published or I would go to the World Health Organization.
Friedman, M. (2015). Bacon and Hot Dogs Cause Cancer, According to the World Health Organization. Retrieved April 08, 2016, from http://www.seventeen.com/health/news/a35136/does-bacon-cause-cancer/