The World Health Organization is sending a warning about processed meats. Its cancer agency says meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and it says red meat is probably cancer-causing as well.

Researchers from the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon ), France, have released an evaluation of more than 800 studies from several continents about meat and cancer. They've classified processed meat as "carcinogenic to humans" — in the same category as cigarettes — and red meat as "probably carcinogenic to humans."  (AP)