Hot dog takes 36 minutes off life: How many is that for Joey Chestnut?


New York Post 24 August, 2021 - 11:30am 32 views

Do hot dogs shorten your life?

New research from the University of Michigan suggests that eating one hot dog takes 36 minutes off your life. The study evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by their nutritional disease burden to humans. ... "If you enjoy a hot dog once in awhile, completely fine. KGO-TVEating a hot dog can take 36 minutes off your life, study suggests

How many hotdogs has Joey Chestnut eaten?

Joey Chestnut has eaten a combined 1,094 hot dogs since his debut at the 2005 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, an event in which he is a 14-time champion. Using the findings of the study, that equates to 39,384 minutes off his life. Sporting NewsTwitter is worried for Joey Chestnut after study suggests eating hot dog takes 36 minutes off your life

One hotdog may shave a half hour off one's life

New York Daily News 24 August, 2021 - 02:30pm

Eating a hot dog can take 36 minutes off your life, study suggests

Heinz is asking people to sign an online petition to get hot dog makers on the same page as bun makers and match up packaging sizes.

Study: Eating 1 hot dog takes 36 minutes off life

Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News 24 August, 2021 - 02:30pm

(WHDH) — Eating a single hot dog could take 36 minutes off a person’s life, according to researchers.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by their nutritional disease burden to humans and their impact on the environment.

Eating a hot dog could cost a person 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help one gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, findings in the journal Nature Food indicated.

Researchers also found that substituting 10 percent of daily caloric intake from beef and processed meats for a mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and select seafood could reduce a person’s dietary carbon footprint by one-third and allow people to gain 48 minutes of healthy minutes per day.

Breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and red meat were all found to be “almost exclusively negative,” indicating that eating an additional serving of these foods is health-damaging, according to the study.

On the other hand, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ready-to-eat cereals, and non-starchy vegetables were all deemed positive foods.

Hot Dogs Will Take Over A Half-Hour Off One's Life, A Study Claims

UPROXX 24 August, 2021 - 02:30pm

The report, first shared by the University of Michigan, found foods that ranged from erasing 74 minutes to adding 80. The dangerous foods tended to be sugary drinks, burgers, and (sorry) breakfast sandwiches. A single 85-gram serving of chicken wings nabbed 3.3 minutes, thanks sodium and harmful trans fatty acids.

But not all is bleak. Healthier (and delicious!) foodstuffs, like salted peanuts, baked salmon, and rice with beans added between 10 to 15 minutes. (Mind you, that doesn’t mean one can simply play math whiz and cancel out an unhealthy meal with one that’s good for you. So if you think you can gorge on a burger then down a bunch of peanuts, bringing your life clock back to zero, you’re almost certainly mistaken.)

And then there’s hot dogs. One of those will cost you 36 minutes of life, “largely due to the detrimental effect of processed meat.” (It’s not clear if that’s just a dog and the bun that houses it, or if adding some vegetables, like onions, will dilute its deleterious powers.)

When news of the study, specifically the hot dog business, spread over social media, people had a range of emotions. In fact, some conformed to the Five Stages of Grief model laid out by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. There was denial.

Some saw it as a challenge.

Some worried about hot dog eating contest champ Joey Chestnut.

Some were deliberately obtuse about the news.

And some thought about other unhealthy activities.

On the plus side, there’s another simple American culinary invention: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not only is that also delicious, it also, as per the study, adds a whopping 33 minutes of life. Throw in some peanuts and you’ve all but atoned for that hot dog.

(Via NY Post)

Fans concerned for professional hot dog eater after shock new report

The Sun 23 August, 2021 - 10:42pm

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HOT dog eating champion Joey Chestnut's fans have voiced concern after a shocking new report on the health implications of eating the fast-food favorite.

The new study found that a person loses on average 36 minutes of their life for every beef hot dog on a bun they eat.

The authors noted that the loss was “largely due to the detrimental effect of processed meat.”

Fans of 37-year-old competitive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Chestnut are now concerned for the eating champ.

Chestnut has reportedly eaten 1,094 hot dogs during the yearly competitive eating contests since 2005, Just Jared noted.

That number of hot dogs eaten would equal 39,384 minutes lost from Chestnut’s life.

Several people took to social media with both jokes and concerns about the competitive eater after the news broke.

“By this math Joey Chestnut is a Civil War Ghost that haunts eating competitions,” one person tweeted.

“Either Joey Chestnut is immortal or this study is ridiculous,” another person added.

The findings were published in the Nature journal and described the University of Michigan researchers’ Health Nutritional Index, which they recently developed. 

The new study ranks foods by minutes gained or lost off healthy life for every serving and was released by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

It includes more than 5,000 foods “classified by health burden and environmental impacts,” the NY Post reported.

The study ranked foods ranging from 74 minutes lost to 80 gained, Sporting News noted.

“Previous studies investigating healthy or sustainable diets have often reduced their findings to a discussion of plant-based versus animal-based foods, with the latter stigmatized as the least nutritious and sustainable,” the study said.

“Although we find that plant-based foods generally perform better, there are considerable variations within both plant-based and animal-based foods that should be acknowledged before such generalized inferences are warranted.”

Other foods linked to minutes lost from healthy life included sugary drinks, burgers. and breakfast sandwiches.

Meanwhile, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were associated with an increase in "healthy life" of 33 minutes.

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