Bad news for you lovers of hot dogs and chicken wings: A new study from the University of Michigan shows they shorten your life. In a study of 5,800 foods published in the journal Nature Food, decreasing intake of foods with negative health impacts can extend your life. These life-shortening foods include highly-processed meat, beef, shrimp, pork, lamb and vegetables grown in greenhouses. Foods that extend your life include field-grown fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and low-environmental impact seafood. But if you want to have fun and eat some junk food, know that eating one hot dog can shave 36 minutes off your life, and one serving of chicken wings will cost you 3.3 minutes of lost life.
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