31 Jul '11, 2pm

A Hot Dog a Day Increases Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer By 21 Percent

A Hot Dog a Day Increases Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer By 21 Percent

The Cancer Project’s Latest Billboard shows a pack of hot dogs coming out of a pack of cigarettes. At first I thought this was somewhat dramatic but the fact of the matter is that it’s a fair comparison. The Cancer Project is trying to get the word out about the dangers of processed meats, especially hot dogs. The dangers are real and significant. Eating a hot dog every day can increase your risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent. It’s as bad for you as smoking. “A hot dog a day could send you to an early grave,” says PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. “Processed meats like hot dogs can increase your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer." According to The Cancer Project : An NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study found that processed red meat was associated with a 10 percent increased risk of prostate cancer with every 10 grams of i...

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