Monday, August 14, 2006

Hot Dogs!

Gotta love those things. Boiled, Grilled or just out of the fridge package. It's an all-American tradition to have a Hot Dog. Corn Dogs at the fair. Polish dogs from Sam's Club. Hot Dogs from the picnic. My favorite of course the Chili cheese dog with onions. Yum Yum. Well guess what. A new study out says that Hot Dogs can cause cancer. You know what everything has a potential to cause cancer today.

Everyone knows hot dogs aren't exactly healthy for you, but in a new study chemists have found they contain DNA-mutating compounds that might boost one's risk for cancer

Mirvish and his colleagues examined hot dogs because past research had linked them with colon cancer.

Hot dogs are preserved with sodium nitrite, which can help form chemicals known as N-nitroso compounds, most of which cause cancer in lab animals

You can read the rest of the article from link above. I really don't think this is going to keep me from eating hot dogs and the article even says you shouldn't stop eating them because of this study.