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rockdawg21 05-18-2010 11:47 AM

Study: Processed Meats are Bad For You, DUH!!!
Was it really necessary to fund this study? This should fall under the realm of common sense - kinda like how having sex without a condom dramatically increases ones' risk of having a baby, well DUH!

I've argued with people for years that Subway isn't healthy, but they have some of the best marketing on the planet and have everybody fooled.

Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

By Julie Steenhuysen Mon May 17, 6:23 pm ET

CHICAGO (Reuters) Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.

Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and diabetes, they said, suggesting that salt and chemical preservatives may be the real cause of these two health problems associated with eating meat.
AFP/Getty Images/File Eating hot dogs, bacon, sausage or deli meats increases the chance of heart disease by 42 percent, US

The study, an analysis of other research called a meta-analysis, did not look at high blood pressure or cancer, which are also linked with high meat consumption.

"To lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes, people should consider which types of meats they are eating," said Renata Micha of the Harvard School of Public Health, whose study appears in the journal Circulation.

"Processed meats such as bacon, salam