Science Says: Shut Up, Bacon!

Sorry, baconaters! A study published in the American Heart Association journal “Circulation,” (get it?) says that:

Consumptionof processed meats, but not red meats, is associated with higher incidence of CHD and diabetes mellitus. These results highlightthe need for better understanding of potential mechanisms ofeffects and for particular focus on processed meats for dietaryand policy recommendations.

“Processed meats” is, of course, science talk for sausage and bacon. Maybe baloney, too.  The Times, in reviewing the study, says the the villains are salt and chemicals: “Processed meats had about four times more sodium and 50 percent more nitrate preservatives than unprocessed meats.”

Sadly, little-to-no research has been done on the deleterious effects of bacon pillows, candles, and manicures, but that stuff can’t be good. —Snacktime

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