Study Suggests That Bacon Is Bad For You


Chicago (Reuters) Eating hot dogs, bacon, sausage or deli meats increases the chance of heart disease by 42 percent, US researchers said in a report out Monday.

The American Meat Institute objected to the findings, saying it was only one study and that it stands in contrast to other studies and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

“At best, this hypothesis merits further study. It is certainly no reason for dietary changes,” James Hodges, president of the American Meat Institute, said in a statement.

This is headline news?  Bacon and processed meats may be bad for you.  In other developments cigarettes may cause cancer and driving while drunk may be frowned upon by local authorities.  And James Hodges, president of the American Meat Institute, you keep fighting the good fight sir.  I love that all this study means to him is that “you should do more studies…no reason for dietary changes.”

He’s like the Phillip – Morris of meat packing.  Bonus points on so many levels that this study came out of Chicago, the land of polish sausage, heart of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, super fans, and the birthplace of the quadruple bypass.  I don’t want to live in a world where I cant get aged Kielbasa or Bratwurst with the cheese built-in.

Yeah these foods are bad for you, but do we really need a study to tell us that? Or do we need the American Meat Institute to deny it?  No and No.  Eat on, Fatties.

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