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"It's a lobster/broccoli mix." Michael Lobeck said.

Lobeck says he wasn't surprised to learn about the link between processed meats and cancer.

"It confirmed what I already knew - lean meats, fruits and vegetables is the way to go." he said.

That's why he says he tries to eat healthy.

"Kashi. (So you don't just talk the talk, you walk the walk!) I try to!" Lobeck said.

Doctors I spoke to here at the South Bend Clinic say they're not surprised at all by the results of the study.

"This has been known to us for many years." Dr. Zuhair Yaseen said.

Yaseen is a gastroenterologist with the South Bend Clinic.

He says this new study is only new to him because of one feature.

"This step forward of actually labeling red meat as a carcinogen." Yaseen said.

Yaseen says it can be difficult to tell patients where to draw the line with red meat.

"There isn't really a one-size-fits-all for when you make recommendations for patients." he said.

But that, like with most things, it shouldn't be eaten to excess.

"It comes back to a denominator of healthy lifestyle including less red meat." Yaseen said.

Add in a little exercise and stay away from smoking.

That way if you do need to indulge in bacon once in awhile, you're less likely to pay for it later.

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Posted on October 27, 2015