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The Worst Cookbooks, according to one advocacy group

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Southern chef Paula Deen makes no apologies for her butter-filled unhealthy recipes.

So it's no surprise that her cookbook tops the list of worst of the year in terms of health in a report by the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

The group, that promotes healthy foods and eating, said Deen's and other unhealthy cookbooks encourage Americans to fill up on high-fat, meat-heavy meals.

Jamie Oliver, the chef known for his aggressive campaign to make school lunches healthier, is also listed as one of the worst offenders.

Here is a list of them all.

 The Five Worst Cookbooks of 2011CookbookNutritional ShockerJamie Oliver’s Meals in MinutesOne serving of the Meatball Sandwich contains more fat than a Big Mac and more than double the calories, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat. Guy Fieri FoodJambalaya Sandwich contains bacon, smoked sausage, and Andouille sausage; such processed meats raise colon cancer risk.Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking BibleOne serving of Hot Buffalo Wings (three wings) contains 910 calories and 85 grams of fat; meat-heavy diets raise obesity risk. The Cook’s Illustrated CookbookMore than 50 pages of recipes featuring grilled meat, which increases cancer risk.The Neelys’ Celebration CookbookBourbon Bread Pudding is saturated with butter, half-and-half, and whole milk; high-fat diets increase heart-disease risk.  

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