Sunday, July 29, 2007

Another Reason To Not Feed Your Kids Hot Dogs

There are many reasons not to eat hot dogs (or any meat) aside from how they are made and what they are made out of and the fact that they contritbute to diabetes and heart disease, here is a reason to never let your children eat them.

University of Southern California epidemiologists have reported in Cancer Cause and Control that children who eat more than 12 hot dogs a month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia. Other reports in the same journal suggested children born to mothers who eat at least one hot dog a week during pregnancy have double the risk of developing brain tumors, as do children whose fathers ate hot dogs before conception. The trigger for the cancers is thought to be the nitrates used in the process to preserve hot dogs and other meats including sandwich meats.

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