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    Well said, Geoff...Makes me second-guess buying the grocery store's bacon...


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    http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/07/does-banning-hotdogs-and-bacon-make.html


    Higher levels of nitrates occur naturally in vegetables than what is used to cure meat?


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    Wow. It's settled then. That article must have had 40 cited courses. Great!

    I am not afraid of nitrates/nitrites any longer after reading that.


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    interesting website musajen . Have you read any of her articles on why its not unhealthy to be obese?


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    Not so fast people! Nitrates and Nitrites can apparently react with the proteins in meat to produce nitrosamines. And nitrosamines are believed to be strong cancer precursors.


    I think it's still a good idea to avoid them.

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    Plus nitrate concentrations tend to be much lower in organic crops due to the lack of artificial fertilizers in them.

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    Did you read the article serial? It talks about nitrosamines. And about the orgainc crops, can you provide any evidence/links please??


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    Jedi... what on earth are you talking about??


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    chill, klc.


    Nitrates and nitrites can bind to amines, which are typically present in meat, resulting in nitrosamines. That's why the source of nitrites and nitrates do matter.


    The links suggest a lack of correlation between nitrosamines and cancer. This might be true, and maybe our nitrite/nitrate fears are nothing but CW based in poor evidence. But maybe not. I'd say more research would shed more light into this.


    And about your demand for proof, I'll trust in your ability to google.

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    nitrates are a caricnogen

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