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Processed Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure in Men, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you're celebrating Fourth of July with some hot dogs on the grill, you may want to think twice about what you're eating.

Men with no history of heart disease can double their chances of dying from heart failure by eating processed meats, according to a recent study from Warsaw University.

Researchers who followed more than 37,000 men over the course of a decade discovered increases in sodium and extra animal fat, which placed participants at higher risk.

Kate Patton, a dietitian from Cleveland Clinic, advises that people eat meat in moderation.

"If you are eating sausage for breakfast and salami for lunch and having some kind of processed meat for dinner, than maybe try to cut that back to only once or twice a day," Patton says.

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