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By: dan Wed, 05 Aug 2009 19:55:04 +0000 Thomas Super-

American Dietetic Association says that Vegetarian and Vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.  /hs.xsl/advocacy_933_ENU_HTML.htm

And what Thomas Super does NOT tell you is that the American Dietetic Association always mentions veggie Dogs as a low-fat and fat-free option when they talk about hot dogs.

By: Hot Doggy Wed, 05 Aug 2009 19:36:52 +0000 Below is the American Institute for Cancer Research web site statement. They advise avoiding processed meat: name=dc_recs_05_avoid_processed_meats

By: Brian Hildebrandt Tue, 04 Aug 2009 22:01:41 +0000 Sounds like spurious science to me… and how many people eat hot dogs every single day? Probably not many.

As well… correlation does not imply causation. There may be a link between processed meats and colon cancer but it doesn’t prove one causes the other.

By: Frank Castle Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:48:02 +0000 You know there are no dumpsters at the back of a hot dog factory. Hot dogs are made from lips, tips, ears and asses. Still this is what passes for “science” these days. Oh well good luck vegans, the rest of us normal folks enjoy meat, get over it. No matter how much you try to scare us with pseudo science, people with brains, not drones like you will find the truth. Fear and ignorance may be your watchwords, but you will continue to fail, outside the typical freaks. Honestly, ask yourself do you know any normal, healthy, well adjusted vegans? I thought not.

By: Baker Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:08:55 +0000 From American Institute for Cancer Research Web site: “…to put that increased risk in context: A regular smoker has a risk of lung cancer that is between 10 and 20 times that of a nonsmoker. In contrast, a person who eats one hot dog EVERY day has a 21 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer – NOT EVEN two times the risk of someone who NEVER eats hot dogs.”

Seems to me the “Cancer Project” sent Mr. Klayman a press release and he simply quoted it as fact.

By: hclax Tue, 04 Aug 2009 15:24:16 +0000 So I checked out the National Cancer institute. Turns out the correct info is:

“A new analysis of participants in a large European cohort study shows a significant association between a type of gastric (stomach) cancer and meat consumption, but primarily in men and women infected with the bacteria H. pylori.”

from ntion-genetics-causes/causes/meatconsump tion

H. pylori is responsible for a number of stomach problems. It’s not surprising that it’s related to cancer.

I’m rather disappointed with the authors failure to fact check some of this information. Isn’t that the point of journalism?

By: Steve Tue, 04 Aug 2009 14:26:46 +0000 Perspective: About 2.5 million Americans die every year. If 50,000 die from colorectal cancer, then that’s about 2% of the total. The article states that eating about a hot dog EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR increases your chance of contracting this cancer by 21%. So if EVERYONE ate a hot dog EVERY DAY, then maybe the deaths from colorectal cancer would reach a shocking 60,500, or 2.42% of the US total. But that would require 109 TRILLION hot dogs to be consumed every year. Too bad that only 21 million hot dogs will be sold at US ballparks this year. That’s only 1/5214 of 109 trillion. So the real increase in deaths from hot dogs currently consumed would be … 10,500/5214 = 2. TWO PEOPLE MIGHT DIE FROM THESE HOT DOGS. So what are we griping about?

By: Thomas Super Tue, 04 Aug 2009 14:08:13 +0000 The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a vegan, animal rights group that uses controversial science and scare tactics meant to alarm and mislead consumers about processed meats.

FACT: The American Dietetic Association says hot dogs can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 5.5 ounces of meat per day.

FACT: Nearly 93 percent of human nitrite comes from leafy vegetables & tubers and our own saliva. The National Toxicology Program has assured the safety of sodium nitrite in the levels used. The National Institutes of Health and the Univ. of Texas have not only confirmed nitrite’s safety, but its health benefits.

FACT: There are dozens of studies showing no relation between eating processed meat and colon cancer.

FACT: The organization cited as the basis for this “science,” the American Institute for Cancer Research, does “not take a position on the need for warning labels on hot dogs.”

Just as consumers need to eat a healthy, balanced diet, they need balanced information.

Thomas Super
American Meat Institute

By: Dr. Robert Book Tue, 04 Aug 2009 13:52:16 +0000 The statistics do not lie, and the author has not skewed the conclusion: human carnivors suffer a greater incidence of colorectal cancer than do vegetarians, period.