Hot dogs are very popular in the US and they are a favorite snack for most of the Americans, but doctors urge families to stop giving hot dogs to their kids.
Based on one research, kids who consume over 12 hot dogs in a month are about 9 times more likely to contract leukemia. Also pregnant women who eat a single hot dog per week are more likely to give a birth to a child that will develop brain tumor. Same goes for fathers who consume hot dogs before impregnating their wives are more likely to shire a kid with cancer.
These problems are caused due to the nitrite additives in the hot dogs. When hot dogs are cooked the amines and nitrates combine. While amines are naturally occurring in meat, when combined with nitrates they are highly carcinogenic compounds.
The best thing you can do is to not eat hot dogs at all, but if you can not give up completely on this favorite snack then you should drastically limit your consumption of hot dogs.
Source : http://www.healthyfoodstar.com/