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How do processed meats affect the risk of diabetes?

The nitrites and saturated fats in processed meats (such as hot dogs, knockwurst, bacon and sausage) boost diabetes risk by 19% (and fuel cancer and heart troubles, too.) Some great alternatives include skinless white-meat turkey, juicy portobello "steaks," marinated salmon or chicken breasts, veggie burgers or -- if you've gotta -- burgers made with extra-lean, grass-fed beef.

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