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Hot dogs cause cancer, Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine erects billboard

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Yum, cigarette dogs!

BEWARE: Hot dogs are as bad as cigarettes. That is, eating 50 grams of processed meat per day — about one hot dog — increases your risk of colorectal cancer, on average, by 21 percent. So, to remind NASCAR fans that eating hot dogs will kill them, the D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine bought a billboard ad near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that reads: "Warning: Hot Dogs Can Wreck Your Health."

The billboard, a photo of four deliciously grilled hot dogs tucked into a cigarette packet, is pretty benign compared to these. But the rhetoric, alas, is not. “A hot dog a day could send you to an early grave,” PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, said in a press release. "Processed meats like hot dogs can increase your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer. Like cigarettes, hot dogs should come with a warning label that helps racing fans and other consumers understand the health risk.”

Oh, c'mon! As if we don't know, when we go to Nationals Park, that this isn't good for us.

I am NEVER eating another hot dog again after learning it could cause rectal cancer becasue of the damn nitrites in it,O_o #GROSSless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Anyone seen the new billboard saying hot dogs cause cancer? Yes, if you eat a hot dog every day for 20 yrs...you might have health issues.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

If you eat an average of 1 hot dog a day it increases your chance of getting colon cancer by 21%. Who eats that many hot dogs!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

@Normisdead I hope you get skin cancer at the game, or at least a mild sunburn, or maybe a tan, or a hot dog. Just the hot dog, actually.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

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