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SPAM Linked to Diabetes | Care2 Healthy Living: A recent study of Native American SPAM consumption found those t...

SPAM Linked to Diabetes | Care2 Healthy Living: A recent study of Native American SPAM consumption found those t...

University of Washington researchers conducted a study of Native Americans and their consumption of the processed meat called SPAM. Of the total number of study subjects, the group that consumed the most SPAM had a 63 percent greater type 2 diabetes risk than the group consuming the least amount. One serving of SPAM (Spiced Ham) has fifteen grams of fat, and six of those are saturated fat. Also there are 767 milligrams of sodium, according to nutritiondata.com . The ingredients are pork and ham, mechanically separated chicken, water, salt, modified potato starch, sugar, sodium phosphates, potassium chloride, sodium ascorbate, sodium nitrite. A fairly recent Harvard study of processed meat consumption , also found an increased risk of diabetes. SPAM has been made and sold for over 70 years. By 1970, two billion cans had been sold . Over 100 million cans are sold each year. ...

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