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WHO: Hot dogs, bacon harmful to health

In this March 4, 2015 file photo, a fan eats a hot dog before a spring training exhibition baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Phoenix. On the eve of the World Series, where hot dogs are a staple in the stands, the World Health Organization on Monday labeled the all-American wiener, bacon and other processed meats as being
In this March 4, 2015 file photo, a fan eats a hot dog before a spring training exhibition baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Phoenix. On the eve of the World Series, where hot dogs are a staple in the stands, the World Health Organization on Monday labeled the all-American wiener, bacon and other processed meats as being "carcinogenic to humans." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

America’s love affair with savory, cured meats hit a rough patch Monday when a World Health Organization panel declared that processed meats – like ham, hot dogs, bacon and corned beef – cause cancer in humans. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer also determined that red meat, like beef, pork and lamb, probably cause cancer in humans as well. The panel’s action puts processed meats preserved by curing, smoking or adding preservatives in the highest category of carcinogens, with tobacco and asbestos/Tribune News Service. More here.

Question: Do you ♥ hot dogs, bacon, ham, etc., to much to change your eating ways?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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