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Processed meats also raise your risk of pancreatic cancer:

Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.

Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and diabetes, they said, suggesting that salt and chemical preservatives may be the real cause of these two health problems associated with eating meat.

The study, an analysis of other research called a meta-analysis, did not look at high blood pressure or cancer, which are also linked with high meat consumption.

“To lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes, people should consider which types of meats they are eating,” said Renata Micha of the Harvard School of Public Health, whose study appears in the journal Circulation.

“Processed meats such as bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs and processed deli meats may be the most important to avoid,” Micha said in a statement.

If you must have your hot dogs, boiling them in water first will remove most at least some of the bad stuff.

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  1. If you must have your hot dogs, boiling them in water first will remove most of the bad stuff.

    Can you link to anything to support this claim? I’ve not read or heard that anywhere else.

  2. If anyone knows what boiling does to hotdogs, it would be great to have links to studies. I’ve been cutting mine in half prior to boiling in hopes of getting some of the sodium and a bit of the fat out, but I do not know if it really helps.

    For that reason I only buy low sodium weiners. Some low fat are also low sodium, but some are higher sodium!

  3. Do you really need a study to tell you that at least some of the salt and preservatives go into the water when you boil them? The water is really oily and salty when you’re done.

  4. Do you really need a study to tell you that at least some of the salt and preservatives go into the water when you boil them? The water is really oily and salty when you’re done.

    True dat. The question is how much of that stuff gets removed. I’d guess that it’s about 10%

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