Scientists: Hot Dogs Cause Cancer, Stop Feeding Them to Children Immediately

Scientists have warned to top feeding children these hot dogs immediately


According to various studies scientists have determined a link that confirms hot dogs cause cancer and a huge risk factor for children consuming the processed meat.

Peters et al studied how the consumption of certain processed foods, examining how hot dogs cause cancer and the risk of leukemia in children from when they are born to age 10 in the Los Angeles country between the years 1980 and 1987.

The shocking study revealed that children who consumed more than twelve hot dogs had nine times more chance of developing childhood leukemia.

According to globalhealingcenter: Researchers Sarusua and Savitz studied how certain hot dogs cause cancer in Denver and found that children born to mothers who consumed hot dogs one or more times per week during pregnancy had about double the risk of developing brain tumors.


Children who ate hot dogs one or more times per week were also at higher risk of brain cancer.

Bunin et al also found that children of mothers who consumed hot dogs during pregnancy had an increased risk of childhood brain tumors. [3]

How Do Hot dogs Cause Cancer?

Most hot dogs contain preservatives called nitrites.

During the cooking process, nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds.

It is also suspected that nitrites combine with amines in the human stomach to form N-nitroso compounds.

These compounds are carcinogens and have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, bladder, esophagus, stomach, and brain.

What About Vegetables That Contain Nitrites?

It is true that nitrites are commonly found in many green vegetables, especially spinach, celery, and green lettuce.

However, the consumption of vegetables appears to be effective in reducing the risk of cancer. How is this possible?

The explanation lies in the formation of N-nitroso compounds from nitrites and amines. Nitrite containing vegetables also have vitamins C and D, which help inhibit the formation of N-nitroso compounds.

What Other Foods Contain Nitrites?

All cured meat contains nitrites, including bacon. Sorry, bacon lovers.

Do ALL Hot Dogs Cause Cancer?

Not all hot dogs contain nitrites. Nitrite-free hot dogs, while they taste the same as nitrite hot dogs, have a brownish color that has limited their popularity among consumers.

Although I don’t recommend processed meat of any sort, between the two, nitrate-free hot dogs are better than their counterpart.

Additional Tips

Do not buy hot dogs that contain nitrites.

Additionally, if your children eat lunch at school, contact the school and find out if they’re being served nitrite hot dogs in the cafeteria, request that they use only nitrite-free hot dogs.

Or, better yet, discourage the use of processed meat entirely.

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