Doctors in the United States have advised families to stop giving their kids hot dogs to eat. Although hot dogs are a favorite snack for most Americans and it is estimated that about 155 million hot dogs are consumed by Americans.
Research says that kids who eat over 12 hot dogs per month are about 9 times more vulnerable to contracting leukaemia.
Studies also say that if a pregnant woman consumes a single hot dog per week, she is likely to give birth to a child that will develop a brain tumor.
It also works bi-functional. For example, if a father eats hot dogs before impregnating their wives are likely to get a kid with cancer.
This problem occurs due to the nitrite additives in the hot dogs.
Nitrite additives are included to hot dogs as a way of combating botulism but have very detrimental health implications to the person eating the hot dogs.
When hot dogs are cooked the amines and nitrates combine. Amines occur naturally in meat, when they combined with nitrates, they are highly carcinogenic compounds.
Hence, it is advisable to stop eating hot dogs. But if you cannot do this then you should drastically limit your consumption of this all American snack.