The World Health Organization's cancer research arm said Monday that processed meats are a carcinogen, suggesting that 50 grams per day, such as a couple of slices of bacon, increase colon cancer by 18 percent.

Although, to hear Janet Riley tell it, go ahead and enjoy.  Officially, she's president of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.  Riley says our reaction is that this is a huge and alarmist overreach to some very weak data.  We believe there is absolutely insufficient science to support this and that hot dogs continue to be a healthy part of a balanced diet.

Her council estimated before the season that baseball fans would eat more than 18.5 million hot dogs and nearly 4.2 million sausages this season.