Hot Dog Preservative Could Be Disease Cure

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by mysteriew, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Could the salt that preserves hot dogs also preserve your health? Scientists at the National Institutes of Health think so. They've begun infusing sodium nitrite into volunteers in hopes that it could prove a cheap but potent treatment for sickle cell anemia, heart attacks, brain aneurysms, even an illness that suffocates babies.

    Those ailments have something in common: They hinge on problems with low oxygen, problems the government's research suggests nitrite can ease.

    http://www.wfmy.com/watercooler/watercooler_article.aspx?storyid=47990
     
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  3. Pandora

    Pandora New Member

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    Oh yeah? What about those of us who are severely allergic to sodium nitrate? I'll bet when it's approved by the FDA our insurance companies won't cover anything else because it's cheap!
     
  4. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    I swear like everyday, they tell you it is not good for you, the next day it is and then the next person says that person was wrong and this is right.

    Makes one had spin, I am so confused......
     
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    Mee too...I'm glad they said alcohol (in moderation) chocolate (dark) and butter were OK though. If they change their minds on those items again, I just don't want to know about it...mpi
     
  6. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    Especially dark chocolate........Cocoa too.........

    I will put my hands over my ears and IGNORE what ever they say........
     

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