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Having a Burger?

Don't hold the onion

(HealthDayNews) -- We all know the dangers of eating too many hamburgers. If the fat and cholesterol don't get you, the cancer-causing ingredients will. But if you're not ready to become a vegetarian, the journal Mutation Research has some advice: Add onion to the ground beef before you cook it.

The onion will inhibit the formation of nitrosamines, the cancer-causing compounds in hamburger.

If you don't like the taste of onion, there's an alternative. The active part of onion is plain old sugar. So adding sugar to the beef will help just as much. Your burger may taste funny, but you'll have more time to get used to it.

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