10 Aug '11, 7pm

Hot dogs may raise diabetes risk by 50 percent | MNN - Mother ...: Just in time to spoil your summer cookouts: P...

Hot dogs may raise diabetes risk by 50 percent | MNN - Mother ...: Just in time to spoil your summer cookouts: P...

The new Harvard study, led by An Pan, a Harvard research fellow, focused particularly on red meat. Pan's group confirmed numerous earlier studies showing a link between processed red meats and diabetes. The reason might be the nitrites and nitrates often used to preserve this meat. These chemicals convert to nitrosamines in the stomach, which are toxic to pancreatic cells and increase the risk of diabetes in animals, the researchers said.

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