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March 5, 2014
Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related to dietary exposure to endocrine-disruptor xenoestrogens such as alkylphenol industrial pollutants.
January 6, 2014
Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
March 5, 2012
So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?
In the context of a healthy plant-based diet, the nitrates in vegetables can safely be converted into nitric oxide, which can boost athletic performance and may help prevent heart disease.
March 2, 2012
Vitamin C-Enriched Bacon
The addition of vitamin C to processed (cured) meats such as bacon may actually make them more carcinogenic.
March 1, 2012
Carcinogens in the Smell of Frying Bacon
Frying bacon outdoors decreases the concentration of airborne nitrosamine carcinogens.
February 29, 2012
Prevention Is Better Than Cured Meat
The levels of nitrosamines—considered the most carcinogenic agents in cigarette smoke—were recently measured in an array of processed meats including chicken, turkey, and pork.
February 28, 2012
Are Nitrates Pollutants or Nutrients?
Phytonutrients such as vitamin C prevent the formation of nitrosamines from nitrites, which explains why adding nitrite preservatives to processed meat can be harmful, but adding more vegetables and...
February 27, 2012
Bacon and Botulism
The nitrite preservatives in processed meats such as bologna, bacon, ham, and hot dogs form carcinogenic nitrosamines but also reduce the growth of botulism bacteria, forcing regulators to strike a...
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