Are Hot dogs killing us?
I guess because there’s not enough to worry about in D.C., now a medical group in the capital is out to destroy a great American tradition…the hot dog. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has just unveiled a billboard in Indianapolis with a picture of hot dogs in a cigarette pack.
According to The Daily Mail,
“The group is trying to create awareness of a link between hot dogs and colorectal cancer. The 2007 study they cite by the World Cancer Research Fund found that one 50 gram serving of processed meat a day, about the same amount in one hot dog, increases the risk of colorectal cancer by about 21 per cent. Hot dogs should come with a ‘warning label that helps consumers understand the health risk,’ Susan Levin, the committee’s nutrition education director told USA Today, similar to warning labels on cigarettes.”
So what do you think??? Are hot dogs killing us? Should they have to come with a warning label, like a pack of cigarettes?