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Sunday, February 1, 2009

U.S. Study Concludes Same as Taiwan: Processed Meats Linked to Cancer

Previously I posted the news story about the study done in Taiwan, which is mentioned at the end of this article; Interesting to note that this article by Mike Adams (below) states that the USDA has known since the 1970's that it is true: processed meats are linked to cancer. Moreover, they know why and could but wont fix it! Read carefully the part about "sodium nitrate," an additive.

Processed Meats Linked to 74 Percent Higher Risk of Leukemia

By Mike Adams, January 29, 2009 | Key concepts: Sodium nitrite, Leukemia and Processed meat

New research published in the journal BMC Cancer reveals that children who eat processed meats like bacon, hot dogs and sausage are 74 percent more likely to develop leukemia than children who avoid such processed meats and eat more vegetables and tofu instead.

This study, carried out in part by Dr. David C. Christiani of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and it's just one of many research studies linking processed meats to leukemia, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer.

What causes processed meats to promote cancer? Sodium nitrite, of course: It's a cancer-causing chemical intentionally added to processed meat products to make them turn red and appeal to the visual expectations of consumers. When eaten, sodium nitrite results in the formation of nitrosamines which are known carcinogenic chemicals.

The USDA and FDA have known about this issue since at least the 1970's, but they have both refused to protect consumers by banning sodium nitrite from the food supply. So the chemical additive is still in all processed meat products sold in America today: Hot dogs, sausages, bacon, sandwich meats, ham, pepperoni and many more. It's also in deli meats like the ones sold at popular sandwich chain restaurants.

If you don't want cancer, don't eat processed meat!

Better yet, don't eat any meat at all!

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Processed Meats Linked to 74 Percent Higher Risk of Leukemia

From Reuters.com: 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.... more

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http://www.naturalnews.com/News_000708_sodium_nitrite_leukemia_processed_meat.html

1 comment:

Richard said...

Seems to be a few facts missing from the article, such as:

"The findings, reported in the online journal BMC Cancer, point to an association between these foods and leukemia risk - but do not prove cause-and-effect."

"Nitrites are precursors to compounds known as nitrosamines, which are potentially cancer-promoting." (Not definite)

"In contrast, vegetables and soy contain antioxidants that neutralize those same compounds."

From the NIH who was also involved in the study said the following:

Intakes of nitrite and nitrosamines from products during childhood and weaning were inversely associated with risk.

and this

Intake of nitrosamines and nitrite as an adult was not associated with risk of NPC.

And finally, the study was conducted in Taiwan with food cured in that country. It may or may not have the same value among other cultures.

My opinion, if you can not pronounce the ingrediant, don't eat it. Remember, numous studies over the last century have shown that those who live the longest ate meat, but not a lot of junk food.

Meat, veggies, fruit.