I came across this Diagnosis column on the New York Times online.

It is interesting to see how seemingly harmless family traditions- such as preparing pork for an annual luau- can result in near tragedy. How often we take chances with our health... but one cannot live in fear of all the possible conditions that can affect one's life. It would be ridiculous for us to avoid all the foods that studies have attributed to increased incidence of cancer, hypertension or diabetes. It seems that finding a 'happy medium' may be the key to lowering the anxiety surrounding such reports.