New study says eating bacon every day increases my chance of DEATH by 20%

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    Mar 14, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    So I guess what I'm saying is, BYE GUYS! Guess I'll kick the bucket soon!

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/eating-processed-meat-red-meat-significantly-raises-risk-162800549.html

    TWENTY percent. Beeehhcoon I love you and you will love me by killing me.
  • Makferson

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    Mar 14, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    These studies are as old as the world. We live once.icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 14, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    There's still an 80% chance it won't increase the liklihood. So enjoy your bacon because either with or without it the chances of your being run over by a bus and killed or hurtling to your death in a plance crash, or drowning at sea on a gay cruise or.......aren't going to change . Ergo, why be miserable. Eat.
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    Mar 14, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    I'm no doctor, but I'd be more worried about that strange growth on your crotch that's showing in your profile picture. That can't be healthy. icon_eek.gif
  • Generaleclect...

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    Mar 14, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    Well, guess it's time to start writing out my will...
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    Mar 14, 2012 7:54 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI'm no doctor, but I'd be more worried about that strange growth on your crotch that's showing in your profile picture. That can't be healthy. icon_eek.gif


    But, it has delicious chocolate chips =(
  • jayson5

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    Mar 14, 2012 8:06 AM GMT
    There is no 'chance' of death. You will die. Death is not optional. Every day that you're living increases your 'chance' of death. Starting your car every day increases your 'chance' of death mores than eating a slice of bacon.
    What a stupid article.
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    Mar 14, 2012 9:21 AM GMT
    http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2012/03/red-meat-mortality-the-usual-bad-science/
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    Mar 14, 2012 12:23 PM GMT
    Problem is these individual health risks can be statistically cumulative, plus some amplify the effects of others. So if you eat unhealthy foods, AND you smoke, AND drink heavily, AND don't exercise, AND are obese, AND live under heavy stress, AND are exposed to carcinogens, etc, etc, you've greatly increased your chances that you will die prematurely from something.

    Therefore the best strategy is to remove or reduce as many avoidable risks in our lives as possible. Obviously we need to strike a balance between risk versus quality of life & common sense, we can't live inside a germ-free plastic bubble. I still enjoy red meat and bacon, even had a hot dog over the weekend, but I eat them only seldom, and don't feel it's any hardship when there's so many other good things to eat in their place.
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    Mar 14, 2012 12:44 PM GMT

    Mamma mia! here we go again my my how can I resist you?...
    Mamma mia, does it show again my my, just how much I've missed you
    ~ Bacon icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 14, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    i can only eat so much bacon before my stomach complains
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Mar 14, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    I heard of a recent study that suggests that eating bacon has little or no effect on cholesterol, so why are they saying this? (Too lazy to read right now...lol).
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    Mar 14, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix saidI heard of a recent study that suggests that eating bacon has little or no effect on cholesterol, so why are they saying this? (Too lazy to read right now...lol).



    The article refers to this:

    http://www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/HealthResearchJournals.aspx?ChunkID=496424



    Processed meat (like bacon) has nitrates, salt etc which is bad for you. icon_wink.gif

    -Doug

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    Mar 14, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    Everything is better with bacon!

    Die happy!
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    Mar 14, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    The study is junk science. They didn't use a healthy control group and asked people to just remember what they'd eaten. From what I've read it isn't sound scientific principles...

    http://www.robbwolf.com/2012/03/14/red-meat-part-healthy-diet/
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    Mar 14, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    Never liked bacon. It's too fatty for my tastebuds and I never ate it growing up because of my faith back then so it was not a staple in our house.

    I did cook the guy I'm seeing some bacon the other week and the smell kinda knocked me sick. The things we do for our men..........
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    Mar 14, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    Keywords: "every day." Do you really eat processed red meat every day?

    Bacon is like anything else -- enjoy in moderation.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 14, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    You guys seriously sound like the bible thumpers against the evolution theory. Study after study shows that eating meat(mostly red meat) has serious health consequences over time, and diminishes your life span(as well as quality of life I'm sure). The meat industry on the other hand will dole out tons of info to confuse the issue.

    It's amazing that all these case studies are so flawed icon_rolleyes.gif , and it also amazes me that there are not the same amount of case studies saying that eating fruits and vegetables decreases our life span.

    C'mon guyz, wake up and smell the organically grown, free trade, fresh ground French pressed coffee!
  • a303guy

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    Mar 14, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    I freaking LOVE bacon. it's not unusual for me to have a little in the AM, and in a sandwich for lunch. Yesterday I actually had something with bacon in it for all 3 meals.

    Had my cholesterol checked a little while ago, and I'm floating around the 175 range. Not low, but my HDL count was higher than my LDL, so that's a good thing. Overall, not bad for an old guy.

    So yeah, I think I'm gonna be just fine. "Science" be damned.
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    a303guy saidI freaking LOVE bacon. it's not unusual for me to have a little in the AM, and in a sandwich for lunch. Yesterday I actually had something with bacon in it for all 3 meals.

    Had my cholesterol checked a little while ago, and I'm floating around the 175 range. Not low, but my HDL count was higher than my LDL, so that's a good thing. Overall, not bad for an old guy.

    So yeah, I think I'm gonna be just fine. "Science" be damned.

    But 2 important things: first, you're having your cholesterol checked. Lots of guys don't, and eat themselves into the grave. You are monitoring yours, and indeed, some people, like my husband, seem immune to bad cholesterol. Whereas mine remains unacceptably high no matter what I eat, and what pills I take. Genetics.

    Second, if you take a fasting blood test the cholesterol picture can be misleading. You may be spiking during those 3 bacon meal days, but enough time has passed before the fasting blood draw that you get a lower, more optimistic reading.

    There is no doubt that certain foods cause a cardiac risk in the majority of White Europeans. Other racial groups have their own dietary risk factors. I just think it's wise to play the odds, rather than the tastebuds.
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    What doesn't make us stronger kills us.....so you'll avoid the years 85-90 in the nursing home......icon_wink.gif
  • swall1963

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    Mar 14, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    I love bacon and no study is going to change that. Besides, the last time I studied these studies we all have 100% chance of dying no matter what we do. I can only think of 2 people in the history of the world that left this world without dying.
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    Mar 14, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidWhat doesn't make us stronger kills us.....so you'll avoid the years 85-90 in the nursing home......icon_wink.gif

    And how miserable is one's health before that inevitability, making bad choices?

    VA doctors used to tell me all the things to avoid, things I loved to do, like dance in my 50s and party all night. And I'd wickedly ask them if I did what they said would I live forever. Oh, no, they'd tell me, you're gonna die eventually at some point.

    Well, I told them, I'd rather have an active happy life than a sedentary dull one. And that was my choice, if I gave up 10 extra years of decrepitude to have years of active fun.

    But having said that, neither do I intend to throw away years wastefully. It's a common sense balance, in my view. Right now it's a bit academic for me, my cancer outlook recently is not looking good. But again, neither do I intend to act foolishly & recklessly. You use good judgment, balance your options, and deliberately throw none of your life away, certainly not for love of bacon.
  • a303guy

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    Mar 14, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    a303guy saidI freaking LOVE bacon. it's not unusual for me to have a little in the AM, and in a sandwich for lunch. Yesterday I actually had something with bacon in it for all 3 meals.

    Had my cholesterol checked a little while ago, and I'm floating around the 175 range. Not low, but my HDL count was higher than my LDL, so that's a good thing. Overall, not bad for an old guy.

    So yeah, I think I'm gonna be just fine. "Science" be damned.


    But 2 important things: first, you're having your cholesterol checked. Lots of guys don't, and eat themselves into the grave. You are monitoring yours, and indeed, some people, like my husband, seem immune to bad cholesterol. Whereas mine remains unacceptably high no matter what I eat, and what pills I take. Genetics.

    Second, if you take a fasting blood test the cholesterol picture can be misleading. You may be spiking during those 3 bacon meal days, but enough time has passed before the fasting blood draw that you get a lower, more optimistic reading.

    There is no doubt that certain foods cause a cardiac risk in the majority of White Europeans. Other racial groups have their own dietary risk factors. I just think it's wise to play the odds, rather than the tastebuds.


    Yes, it does seem that I've dodged a genetic bullet - my father always had high cholesterol, was on meds for nearly 20 years to try and manage it, but after 4 heart attacks, 2 quad bypasses, and 14 strokes, it finally got the best of him at 75. So yes, I DO get it checked annually, and have since I turned 40. The only thing I take are Omega 3's every evening, which I've been doing for 4 years - and I've seen a steady, but slow decline in my numbers every year (I peaked at 215 in '09) My sister, on the other hand, who is a personal trainer by trade, a tri-athlete and marathoner in practice, and is also a dedicated vegan for well over 20 years, regularly has cholesterol counts in the 300's. So yes, genetics are in play, yay for me, not so much for her
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    Mar 14, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidSo I guess what I'm saying is, BYE GUYS! Guess I'll kick the bucket soon!

    Oh hon...I came to that immediate conclusion yesterday (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2240284/) when I said:

    "Guess I'll be the first to sadly observe that if true, Ariodante has mere minutes."