Doctor's Note

For more on the dangers of processed meats, see yesterday’s video, When Nitrites Go Bad and Bacon and Botulism. For more comparisons between meat and veggie meats, see Chicken vs. Veggie Chicken, What Is Really in Hot Dogs? and Carcinogens in Roasted Coffee. And for more on… more, enjoy the hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects.

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Using Greens to Improve Athletic Performance, Kiwi Fruit for Irritable Bowel SyndromeIs Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?, and Heading Shrinking from Grilling Meat

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For more on the dangers of processed meats, see yesterday’s video, When Nitrites Go Bad and Bacon and Botulism. For more comparisons between meat and veggie meats, see Chicken vs. Veggie Chicken, What Is Really in Hot Dogs? and Carcinogens in Roasted Coffee. And for more on… more, enjoy the hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects.

  • jmboss

    Curious about a study like this on frying fish.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post Using Greens to Improve Athletic Performance!

  • Food Pharmacist

    Would you know what are the chemical substates responsible for the sometimes strong, foul odor of frying bacon or recently the sauteing of bratwurst?

  • Laloofah

    I thought you might find this interesting:

    SF Bacon Restaurant Must Close Due to Aroma Issue

    If only they knew. (This is an article where the admonishment not to read the comments is a good one, though I admit were I on FB I would be tempted to leave a comment with just a link to this article!)

  • Joe

    I gave up bacon a long time ago – but I’d like to play devils advocate and ask about organic untreated bacon – because often people say to me that their bacon is fine because it’s organic, pastured and not preserved with nitrites.

    I am thinking that problems may arise from exotoxins from the bacteria, and contaminants in the fat – but:

    What are the main reasons you would avoid organic, untreated bacon?

  • dogulas

    I’ve actually hated the smell of frying bacon for years, well before I made the recent switch to plants. I…I can smell carcinogens?