HEALTH: Hot dogs are a disaster

Hot Dogs: Questions and Answers
by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
Published on December 22, 2015, Last Updated on December 14, 2015

Consuming Hot Dogs Can Be Harmful to Your Health

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Multiple studies have determined that consumption of hot dogs can be a risk factor for childhood cancer.

Peters et al studied the relationship between the intake of certain foods and the risk of leukemia in children from birth to age 10 in Los Angeles County between 1980 and 1987. The study found that children who ate more than twelve hot dogs per month had nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia. 

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I love bacon and I ate hot dogs.

Remember that old quote that “Swift once bragged that his slaughterhouses had become so sophisticated that they used “everything but the squeal.”

Since I’ve retired, probably starting back when I became “old” somehow, and started dating a pescatarian, I’ve been working on my diet. This story about nitrites didn’t surprise me. 

Thanks to Weekly Videos by Michael Greger, M.D. I knew that cured meats — like bacon, ham and hot dogs — were killers and why.

That’s not to say I don’t fall off the wagon with bacon or hot dogs or other meats.

But maybe the sauerkraut on the hot dog helps?

Boy, I miss them.

However, if I want to live to a 1,000, bye bye everything but fruit, nuts, and plants. 

Laff, when I’m diagnosed as terminal, BOY! am I going to enjoy that time.


Till then, no fun eating.

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One Response to HEALTH: Hot dogs are a disaster

  1. frenchync says:

    Fun eating got you this far, I think you are good to go! If you got this far your odds to make it to 100 are quite good. And beyond that, it’s like real estate, they aren’t making any more of it (like Methusalah!). :-)

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