Friday, July 29, 2011


HOT DOGS ARE AS RISKY AS CIGARETTES - According to a new billboard created by the Cancer Project of the group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), eating a hot dog is just as risky as smoking a cigarette, The Washington Post reports. The billboard [seen to the right] currently stands near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 1.1 million hot dogs were served last year.  The billboard was created by the group to inform consumers of the risks it believes are associated with eating processed meats. The group is a nonprofit organization that encourages an all-plant diet to prevent and treat disease.  Susan Levin, a registered dietitian and PCRM’s director of nutrition education, told The Post that hot dogs and all other processed meats should come with a warning label, like cigarettes do, to warn consumers of the health risks. 

According to Time Magazine, the group used a report from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund to reach the conclusion that eating processed meat is as risky as smoking cigarettes. According to the report, people who ate 3.5 ounces of processed meat a day had a 36 percent greater chance of developing colon cancer.  Another study cited by the group, from the National Institutes of Health and AARP, found that eating processed meat raises a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer.  The American Meat Institute, a trade association run by the meat and poultry industry, disagrees with PCRM, and while some studies claim processed meat can be consumed safely, in moderation of course, the World Cancer Research Fund recommends avoiding processed meats altogether.  The group targeted hot dogs because of the large amount consumed at this time of the year: July is National Hot Dog Month.

Race fans who attend the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - and residents who live near the track - are being warned of a link between hot dogs and cancer.  A billboard on West 16th Street shows hot dogs inside of a cigarette pack. “Hot dogs can wreck your health,” it reads. The cigarette package has a picture of a skull and crossbones.  The American Institute for Cancer research says one 50-gram piece of processed meat - such as a hot dog - increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 %.  Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.  Eating meat always brings bad reactions.  

Real happiness is a state of consciousness.  Real peace is not what somebody tells you, real peace is something that has to be experienced and realized within yourself. And the Supreme Absolute Truth descends in this world to reveal to us again and again how to achieve real peace. It is simple. Every religious system every religious path that is actually authorized teaches how to clean your heart, how to purify your mind, how to see your true eternal self in the mirror of your consciousness. First thing is we have to stop throwing dirt in our mind by our activities. We should live according to ethical, moral principles. We should live in a spirit of service to others rather than exploitation of others. ... No meat eating, the laws of Karma - what you do others will come upon you. Every action brings an equal corresponding reaction. That’s the law of nature. Whether you believe it or not it is the law and it will act.

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