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2008-08-27 14:05:00

A controversial new TV advertisement showing young children eating hot dogs suggests a link between processed meats and a higher chance of developing colon cancer. The commercial shows kids eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one little boy's ominous statement: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer."Some are saying the ad vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease.However, the three kids in...

2008-08-27 09:00:15

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO A new TV commercial shows children eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one boy's lament: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer." It's a startling revelation in an ad that vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease. But the boy doesn't have cancer. Neither do two other children in the ad who claim to be afflicted....

2008-08-07 18:01:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Cancer Research finds itself and its landmark expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, caught in the middle of a furious PR battle between two interest groups. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is using the AICR report's conclusions to bolster its campaign to get all processed meats out of U.S. schools. AICR is not affiliated with...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

As a two-time cancer survivor, I would love to see Tony Snow's tragic death last week help raise awareness about colorectal cancer. The former White House press secretary was just three years younger than me and I know all too well how tough his battle was. Sadly, it's one that 50,000 Americans lose each year. When famous people like Snow or journalist Tim Russert pass away, their deaths often inspire news coverage about their particular disease. That's good because it helps educate the...

2008-07-08 00:00:04

By Adam Goldman NEW YORK - Joey Chestnut reclaimed the top spot at the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island on Friday after first tying with archrival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off. The men tied at 59 frankfurters in 10 minutes, before being made to gobble another five dogs in a last-minute tiebreaker. They consumed 64 hot dogs total and were looking quite peaked after the competition. Kobayashi had hoped to reclaim the...

2008-07-07 21:00:05

By Adam Goldman NEW YORK - Joey Chestnut reclaimed the top spot at the annual hot- dog-eating contest in Coney Island on Friday after first tying arch rival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off. The men tied at 59 hot dogs in 10minutes before gobbling another five in a tiebreaker. "It was crazy," said Chestnut, who said his body almost failed him. "It pushed back against me. I had to push harder. It just didn't want to swallow." Kobayashi...

2008-07-06 15:00:04

By SARA KUGLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK He's suddenly the hot dog underdog. World renowned competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is aiming to chomp his way back to the top of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island after a disappointing three-dog loss last year snapped his six-year winning streak. And this year it's going to be even harder organizers said two full minutes would be shaved from regulation time after it was recently revealed that the...

2008-07-05 12:00:05

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joey Chestnut achieved frankfurter immortality Friday, outdueling his celebrated Japanese rival in an epic hot-dog eating contest that pushed both of the gluttonous gladiators to the brink. In a seesaw struggle, Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi each consumed an eye-popping 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes, forcing an unprecedented showdown that tested the very depths of their distended stomachs. Under the glare of ESPN and facing a boisterous and sweaty crowd of thousands on Coney...

2008-06-26 00:02:31

By Stephanie Nelson This is a great time of year to save on all kinds of grilling ingredients, including ground beef, hot dogs, ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce. Oren Spiegler, a loyal reader of this column from Upper St. Clair, shares his shopping success over the Memorial Day weekend. Because these kinds of items will be bargains all summer, you can watch for similar promotions at your own grocery stores. Dear Stephanie: A friend of mine was complaining recently about the high cost...

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2007-04-18 06:00:00

By JULIA WATSON Beware the hot dog. And the BLT sandwich, possibly one of the world's finest portable meals, a brilliant balance of contrasting tastes and textures. They both may damage our lungs and increase the risk of lung disease. But only if you eat them too often. This is the conclusion of a research team from Columbia University. Their findings, just published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, show that cured meats can cause COPD -- chronic...


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