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Cleveland Clinic: “Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?”
Consumers Union: “Which fast food chains serve meat on drugs? A new report grades restaurants on their meat and poultry antibiotic policies.”
Fine Cooking: “Pancetta vs. Bacon.”
Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations: “CATEGORIES OF PROCESSED MEAT PRODUCTS,” “RAW-FERMENTED SAUSAGES.”
Food Network: “Winning Deviled Ham.”
Harvard School of Public Health: “Report finds processed meats can cause cancer,” “Eating processed meats, but not unprocessed red meats, may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes,” “WHO report says eating processed meat is carcinogenic: Understanding the findings.”
Harvard Health Publications: “Red meat: Avoid the processed stuff.”
Mayo Clinic: “Does the sodium nitrate in processed meat increase my risk of heart disease?”
National Institutes of Health: “Risk Assessment of Growth Hormones and Antimicrobial Residues in Meat,” “Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk,” “Total N-nitroso compounds and their precursors in hot dogs and in the gastrointestinal tract and feces of rats and mice: possible etiologic agents for colon cancer,” “Processed meats and risk of childhood leukemia (California, USA),” “Association of lunch meat consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality and health risk factors in U.S. children and adults: NHANES 2007–2010.”
The American Journal of Medicine: “The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads ‘Chicken Little.’“
Underwood Processed Meats.
USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on February 01, 2019
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