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Bacon Sarnie Will Kill You And Cause Climate Change

Red meat is blamed for one in 10 early deaths - Telegraph

It was found that for every serving of red meat - equivalent to 3 ounces (85 grams) - eaten each day there was an 18 per cent increased risk of dying from heart disease and a 10 per cent increased risk of dying from cancer.
For each serving of processed meat, equivalent to two slices of bacon or one hot dog, the risk of dying from heart disease rose by a 21 per cent and from cancer by 16 per cent.
Scientists added that people who eat a diet high in red meat were also likely to be generally unhealthier because they were more likely to smoke, be overweight and not exercise.
In an accompanying editorial Dr Dean Ornish, of the University of California, San Francisco, said that eating less red meat could also help tackle climate change.

Dr Carrie Ruxton, from the Meat Advisory Panel (MAP), a British group of doctors and scientists funded by the industry, cast doubt on the findings and said the conclusions were based on a "theoretical" model"

I think we know where to file this report, don't we.

Comments

The safe limit would appear to be 500g of red meat per week. The work was done in America (of course).
I can't remember when I last had over a pound of red meat per week.

Wait! I thought it was trans fats! No! I'm sure it was processed carbohydrates. Wait! Wasn't it high fructose corn syrup?? Oh! That's right it was soft drinks. I'm confused, how can all the experts be so contradictory and still be right?

Living is bad for you. Nobody gets out alive.

Are the stated percentages additive? If so, I should have died at least fifty-five years ago. If not, then my total increased risk is an acceptable 10 percent over the base 10 percent, or 11 percent.

Bah.

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