Why health insurance matters in light of recent WHO red-meat report

Why health insurance matters in light of recent WHO red-meat report

Health insurance offers a little extra protection against life’s uncertainties. For example, one day you’re enjoying your favorite meal, and the next day you learn that it’s been linked to health problems.

The meat of the problem

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) grabbed headlines with its report linking processed meats, such as bacon and hot dogs, along with red meat to an increase in the risk of developing colon cancer. The committee’s working definition of processed meat was meat “transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation.”

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer found among both American men and women, according to a vice president at the American Cancer Society.

Taking steps to protect yourself

The Cancer Society advises people to opt for smaller portions of red meat or to skip red meat altogether in favor of fish, poultry or beans.

Eating wisely can certainly lower your risk of developing major illnesses, but when life still throws you a curve it’s good to know that you can seek affordable healthcare if you’re enrolled in a comprehensive healthcare plan made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.

Contact Newport Health Insurance to find the plan that’s right for you and your loved ones.

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