Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mom, What part of the cow is the hot dog?

Makes me a little nervous, as I was a hotdog maniac when I was little:

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who regularly eat cured meats like bacon and hot dogs may have a heightened risk of leukemia, while vegetables and soy products may help protect against cancer, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 515 Taiwanese children and teenagers with and without acute leukemia, those who ate cured meats and fish more than once a week had a 74 percent higher risk of leukemia than those who rarely ate these foods

Keep Reading: Cured meats tied to childhood leukemia risk

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