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Sausages damage the lungs

Sausages damage the lungs

Regular consumption of ham and ribs can impair lung function, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Regular consumption of ham and ribs can impair lung function, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
"Salami, ham, rib or pressed pork are foods rich in nitrites, which are added to give color and to increase the shelf life of the product. However, these nitrates damage the lungs, causing the forced expansion of the pulmonary alveoli caused by the loss of tissue elasticity, "says Dr. Rui Jiang. The study indicated that men most often eat these products.
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