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Scientists May Have Found Migraine Trigger —in Our Mouths

Oral bacteria could be the key

(Newser) - Certain foods like chocolate, wine, and processed meats have long been linked to migraines, and while nitrates in those foods are often seen as the culprit, it's not entirely clear why some people are more susceptible to ensuing headaches than others, reports Quartz . Now scientists are reporting in the... More »

Why Hot Dogs May Get a Warning Label in California

It all boils down to the state's Proposition 65

(Newser) - Roughly three decades ago, California's Proposition 65 came into being, and it's a proposition likely on the minds of many a processed meat producer this week. That's because Prop 65 forces the state to add any item known to up one's cancer risk to a list;... More »

Meat Industry: Bacon Causes Cancer? Baloney

Group says WHO report 'defies common sense'

(Newser) - Meat producers are out in full force to combat the WHO's assertion on Monday that processed meats cause cancer , while red meat is "probably" carcinogenic. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association says that though the WHO considered 800 studies, its report came from a panel of 22 experts... More »

WHO: Bacon Is a Carcinogen

Health agency issues controversial warning about processed meats

(Newser) - The World Health Organization delivered bad news to bacon lovers Monday morning, declaring that the breakfast staple causes cancer. In fact, the report by a WHO research arm found that all processed meats, including sausages, ham, and hot dogs, are carcinogens, reports the Guardian . Specifically, the report says that 50... More »

McDonald's Meat Supplier Changed Expiration Dates

Report: Sold McD's, KFC, Pizza Hut rotten meat

(Newser) - Cue China's next food scare: A Shanghai reporter spent two months in the city’s Husi Food Company plant, which supplies meat to McDonald’s and Yum Brands (which owns Pizza Hut and KFC) in China, and found some pretty disgusting practices including falsifying expiration dates and picking food... More »

Taco Bell Reveals Exactly What's In Its Mystery Meat

Sure, 88% is beef, but what about the other 12%?

(Newser) - Taco Bell confirmed back in 2011 that its beef is made up of 88% actual beef , but now the company is explaining exactly what that mysterious other 12% is. Some of the non-beef ingredients "do have weird names," but all of them are "completely safe and approved... More »

Want a Baby? Cut Out Bacon

Study finds processed meats can lead to poor sperm quality

(Newser) - Guys, want more and better sperm? A new study by Harvard researchers found eating processed meats leads to poorer sperm quality. That means if you and your wife are trying to make a baby, it’s time to cut out the bacon. Newsy reports: More »

Want to Age Well? Don't Eat Like an American

Study finds Western diet doesn't promote ideal aging

(Newser) - Doctors have long told us that the Western diet—fried foods, processed foods, red meat, white bread, dairy, and plenty of sugar—is unhealthy, and now they have numbers to back it up. Researchers studied 5,350 British adults with a mean age of 51 who were followed for an... More »

Horse Meat Scandal's Latest Victim: Ikea Meatballs

Czech authorities find tainted meat destined for store restaurants

(Newser) - Ikea is the latest and most unlikely name to be dragged down in Europe's widening horse meat scandal. Czech veterinarian authorities today said they found horse meat in packaged Swedish meatballs destined for sale in restaurants inside the furniture giant's stores, reports the AP . The meat was labeled... More »

Horse Meat Scandal Hits Nestle

'Beef' meals yanked in Italy, Spain

(Newser) - The horse meat scandal galloping across Europe hasn't spared the world's biggest food company. Nestle, which previously insisted that its beef products had not been affected, has withdrawn beef pasta meals sold in Italy and Spain after DNA tests revealed that they contained more than 1% horse meat,... More »

Pink Slime Maker's Plants to Officially Close

Just one to remain open, at reduced capacity

(Newser) - In March, Beef Products Inc. halted work at 75% of its plants—and those conveyor belts will remain off. The purveyor of pink slime will close processing plants in three states this month because of the controversy surrounding its meat product, company officials announced yesterday. About 650 jobs will be... More »

Docs to Obama: Enough With the Burgers, Dogs

Physicians group wants president to stop unhealthy photo ops

(Newser) - Part of being president is being photographed chowing down on burgers and hot dogs, but a group of DC doctors thinks President Obama needs to put a stop to the practice. “The White House would never set up a photo op of a president with a cigarette, so why... More »

Red Meat Linked to Early Death

Any amount raises risk of dying prematurely, study says

(Newser) - Eating any amount of any kind of red meat on a regular basis raises your chances of dying early, according to Harvard researchers who may not find themselves invited to many barbecues this summer. The study—which looked at the eating habits and health of more than 100,000 adults... More »

Processed Meats Raise Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Eating sausage or bacon daily might not be the smartest idea: study

(Newser) - Ease up on that bacon. A new study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests a connection between eating processed meats and pancreatic cancer, reports the BBC . Specifically, eating an extra 50 grams of processed meat every day—about the size of a sausage—will increase your risk of getting... More »

Hot Dogs Healthier Than Chicken? In One Way...

But it's probably best if you just avoid processed meats

(Newser) - Here's a good riddle for foodies: How in the world could a hot dog be a better dinner choice than rotisserie chicken? Researchers explain, in a new study printed in a journal named—what else?—Meat Science. Turns out there are carcinogens called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) present in meat that... More »

Skip the Sausage, But Steak's OK: Docs

Processed meats linked to elevated risk of heart disease, diabetes

(Newser) - People who eat unprocessed meats are at lower risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than people who consume processed meats such as sausage, hot dogs, salami, and bacon, researchers say. Analysis of studies involving more than 1 million subjects suggests that each 50 grams, or less than 2 ounces,... More »

Meat Standards at McD's Loftier Than at Schools

Virtually any fast-food joint is choosier about what your kid eats

(Newser) - The millions of pounds of beef and chicken doled out by the National School Lunch program every year wouldn’t pass muster at KFC or McDonald's. Though the meat the USDA buys and then supplies to schools beats the bare minimums imposed on grocery store meat, it doesn’t live... More »

Vegans Sue for Cancer Warning on Hot Dogs

(Newser) - A group that promotes a meat-free diet wants hot dog packages to carry a label warning of their association with cancer, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Just as tobacco causes lung cancer, processed meats are linked to colon cancer,” says a lawsuit filed by the vegan-friendly Cancer Project.... More »

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