Posted on 27 October 2011 by admin
Colon cancer can be particularly unpleasant and complicated to treat. This is why it's important to take care of that area of the body by taking a herbal colon cleansing supplement and talking to the doctor about getting screened for the disease.
Recently, researchers set out to determine if a common additive in hot dogs can increase a person's risk of colon cancer. Scientists from the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were inspired to conduct their study after noticing that the government-mandated reduction of nitrate content in hot dogs was followed by a lower incidence of colon cancer deaths in 1978.
In the end, the scientists determined that the reduction in deaths may have had nothing to do with the hot dog additives being reduced, even though that is the common belief.
"[The lower death rate] may have been due mostly to earlier detection and better treatment of this disease," said researcher Sidney S. Mirvish, Ph.D.
Regardless of the lack of correlation between hot dogs and cancer, people who are concerned about their health should still consider reducing their consumption of processed meats to lower their daily fat and sodium intake.
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