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To promote healthier eating habits, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has called on sports stadiums, movie theatres, grocery chains and convenience stores to offer meat alternatives such as veggie dogs

To promote healthier eating habits, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has called on sports stadiums, movie theatres, grocery chains and convenience stores to offer meat alternatives such as veggie dogs. Why? A diet high in processed meats can increase risk of type II diabetes in men by nearly 50 percent, says a Harvard Public School of Health study. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Feb. 5, 2002), the study found that of 42,504 men, those who ate such meats as hot dogs, sausage and bacon about five or more times a week were most at risk.

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