Processed meat like Hot Dogs and Sausages are bad for your heart

May 20th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Processed meat like hot dogs and sausages are bad for the health of your heart. They increase the risk of contracting heart diseases and also for diabetes. A study was done in which the connection between processed meat and heart disease was found. The study revealed that people who ate a lot of processed and preserved meat products like bacon, hot dogs, sausages and cold cuts were more likely to contract heart disease and even Type 2 diabetes, later in life. And the sad part was that, the more processed meat products were eaten, the higher was the risk of the heart disease.

However anyone who eats double the amount of unprocessed meat wouldn’t be a candidate for these risks, according to the Harvard study. The scientists said that this could be because of the fact that, while processing the meat many additives such as preservatives and sodium are used, which could play havoc in the long run. Those people who ate unprocessed meat didn’t imbibe these additives, so they had chances of a healthy heart, and were also not candidates for diabetes as well.

The results of this groundbreaking study were published in the 17th May issue of the journal Circulation.

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