Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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Meat Bad

"Eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease, according to a new study, and the more of it you eat, the greater the risk…. each daily increase of three ounces of red meat was associated with a 12 percent greater risk of dying over all, including a 16 percent greater risk of cardiovascular death and a 10 percent greater risk of cancer death. The increased risks linked to processed meat, like bacon, were even greater: 20 percent over all, 21 percent for cardiovascular disease and 16 percent for cancer."

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KenWheaton (#401)

"Previous studies have linked red meat consumption and mortality, but the new results suggest a surprisingly strong link."

Know what else has a surprisingly strong link to mortality? Life.

KenWheaton (#401)

@NinetyNine 100% Why! I'm calling my congressman! This is obviously a violation of my human rights!

SeanP (#4,058)

@KenWheaton I think they mean excess (or premature) mortality, but yeah. I really like meat.

the teeth (#380)

@KenWheaton Yes. What does "a 12 percent greater risk of dying over all" even mean??

roboloki (#1,724)

science can suck it !!

Vulpes (#946)

They'll have to take my red meat from my cold, dead, cardiovascularly compromised, cancer-ridden hands!

dado (#102)

I only eat unicorn meat and I'm just fine.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

that's white meat.

GailPink (#9,712)

So, if you eat red meat for, say, 10 day, you a have 100% increase of dying from Cancer. Basically we're all gonna die. Wee.

BadUncle (#153)

I'd like to see a more specific breakdown. Like, for example, where do Vienna Sausages fall?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

@BadUncle
Vienna sausages don't count if you're fishing.

BadUncle (#153)

@Tulletilsynet I've heard an ice fishing hut is called a "gym" in Minnesota.

mishaps (#5,779)

Meat really is murder.

sharilyn (#4,599)

I'd rather eat bacon than live a long life without it.

oudemia (#177)

But everyone everywhere on the internet ever is telling me that grains and beans are poison and we should only ever eat bacon!

Tulletilsynet (#333)

@oudemia
Thou shalt not live within thy means, Nor on plain water and raw greens.

oldtaku (#9,009)

But… but… paleo!

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