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Ask the Doctors - Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

July 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved and flavored – since ancient times, largely through salting or smoking. Potassium nitrate and […]

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