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Old 03-24-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Red meat raises risk of all kinds of death (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090324/sc_nm/us_red_death_5 - broken link)

I can give up beef and lamb but there is NO way I'm giving up chicken and pork.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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So does smoking, or living in a big city with high pollution, or traveling by car, etc.

And yet people do it all the time.

I think the trick is moderation - have a steak once in a while, some bacon on the weekend only, chicken and fish in between.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Ill die satisfied.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Yeah, but it is SOOOO good!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Quoting from the article:
...."For overall mortality, 11 percent of deaths in men and 16 percent of deaths in women could be prevented if people decreased their red meat consumption ....."

Well, that's good news. I always thought that the death rate was 100%.

The longer you live, the more apt you are to have some sort of senile dementia.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'll cut down...one of these days.
Until then, I'll work out a bit more to try to balance it out.
I've cut back on my bacon and my burgers so it's not as bad as it used to be.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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So does smoking, or living in a big city with high pollution, or traveling by car, etc.

And yet people do it all the time.

I think the trick is moderation - have a steak once in a while, some bacon on the weekend only, chicken and fish in between.
Exactly. BTW, is this really news? Haven't we known this for awhile? I heard it on the news this morning too....
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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Location: Central Texas
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Just wait long enough, and red meat will be a health food again. I'm betting on somebody needing to publish to keep funding or something, based on past observation of how these things go through the revolving door.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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How many times have we heard of the perils of red meat, while midwest farmers eat beef most days of the week and live to be a ripe old age? I knew an old German guy in NY who ate red meat and sausage most days, had two mugs of beer with dinner every night, smoked cigars, and lived to be in his mid 90's. I think genetics is the key. While I wouldn't recommend a diet of hot dogs, bacon and sausage, I don't believe beef is any more dangerous than fish (mercury) or non-organic veggies (pesticides). Eat what you want in moderation, enjoy life a little, it doesn't last forever.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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How many times have we heard of the perils of red meat, while midwest farmers eat beef most days of the week and live to be a ripe old age? I knew an old German guy in NY who ate red meat and sausage most days, had two mugs of beer with dinner every night, smoked cigars, and lived to be in his mid 90's. I think genetics is the key. While I wouldn't recommend a diet of hot dogs, bacon and sausage, I don't believe beef is any more dangerous than fish (mercury) or non-organic veggies (pesticides). Eat what you want in moderation, enjoy life a little, it doesn't last forever.
Very good points Coolhand, Enjoy life you only get one,
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