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Increased Heart Failure Risk in Eating Processed Red Meat

Men who regularly eat ham, salami, bacon and hotdogs are at higher risk of developing heart failure than those who do not. That's the finding of a new study involving more than 37,000 Swedish men, ages 45 to 79, with no history of heart disease or cancer. The study is the first to examine the difference in health effects between processed and unprocessed meats. Processed meats contain salt, nitrates and other additives. The men filled out a questionnaire on their eating habits...

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