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28-year study saturated fats processed products

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#31 Shannon

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:47

Ahh bull****. I'm pretty sure the benefits of eating red meat far outweigh the bad. Steak is delicious, I'm going to keep eating it as humans have done forever.

Exactly. The human genome hasn't changed for roughly 100,000 years. And I'm fairly sure 100,000 years ago humans weren't cultivating grain and growing crops of vegetables. The human diet has evolved around eating primarily red meat - we are supposed to eat it, and plenty of it.

People need to get off their asses and exercise. Avoiding certain foods, especially ones we've evolved to eat, isn't the answer to living healthily.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:49

The overweight population can say what they want about their diet, but we all know they are just weaklings. ;)

I am not saying that I will go this entire year without having bacon and hot dogs because I'm American! However, with moderation, these things don't have to severely cut down on your life. Other than that, I would say that regular soda is the most dangerous food item/drink. Hundreds of empty, pointless calories. The facts are out there for the people to read and make changes. If they do not... well let us hope ObamaCare has their lard arses covered. ;)

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:33

beans shorten your life span....


fart too hard and someone might kill yah

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:08

beans shorten your life span....


fart too hard and someone might kill yah

Sarin gas.....

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:22

Dear Scientists,

While I appreciate your findings, it isn't going to make any difference to me. I would rather die younger yet happy having eaten all that wonderful food than live to be 100 and bored because of all the things you told me I couldn't eat. Next you'll be telling me asbestos is bad for me!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:27

Gets hit by car, didn't drink enough low fat milk. Blast!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:30

Tins of beans can very rapidly shorten your lifespan depending on force, angle and reason they were thrown

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:36



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 23:41

Exactly. The human genome hasn't changed for roughly 100,000 years. And I'm fairly sure 100,000 years ago humans weren't cultivating grain and growing crops of vegetables. The human diet has evolved around eating primarily red meat - we are supposed to eat it, and plenty of it.


LOL -- and how do you know what most humans ate 100,000 years ago ... ? :laugh:

I have little craving for red meat, and don't eat that much.

And there are millions of 'vegetarians' out there, living just fine.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 23:54

LOL -- and how do you know what most humans ate 100,000 years ago ... ? :laugh:

I have little craving for red meat, and don't eat that much.

And there are millions of 'vegetarians' out there, living just fine.


What the vegetarians/vegans never talk about is all the supplements and extra vitamins and minerals they need to take to maintain their unhealthy lifestyles, of course they will act like they don't need anything else, but once they get sick and talk to a Dr, it's supplement central just to maintain their fad diet

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 23:58

What the vegetarians/vegans never talk about is all the supplements and extra vitamins and minerals they need to take to maintain their unhealthy lifestyles, of course they will act like they don't need anything else, but once they get sick and talk to a Dr, it's supplement central just to maintain their fad diet


What complete horsecrap. I know lots of vegetarians who manage just fine through diet alone. Vegans - yes, it must be a lot harder. But vegetarians can get everything they need without eating meat.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:01

^ Yep -- and cows don't eat meat. ;)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:07

Too much oxygen will kill you.


Too much water will too


And yet you can't OD on marijuana...

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:54

^ Yep -- and cows don't eat meat. ;)


and ?

are cows human ? do humans have 4 stomachs ?

humans 100 000 years ago did not have the knowledge about the vitamins and minerals and all that crap that the human body needs and where to get it, they also did not have the luxury of going to the mall to buy the perfect mix of vegetables to "sort" of balance their diet into a workable mix.

MAn is made to eat meat, some people decided that animals are cute and shouldn't die(these are the people that nature originally wanted to die in the survival of the fittest, but science made them live) so they decided to go out of their way to not eat meat.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:02

On average, each additional serving of saturated fat-filled red meat was associated with a 13% higher risk of dying during the 28-year study.


Woah woah woah...

Each serving? Seriously? If in my lifetime I have a serving of red meat, I have a 13% higher chance of dying? These numbers don't seem to add up to me. I don't even like most red meat and at most have a little bacon now and again, at worst a kebab.

I'm sure it's not so much the meat though, it's more likely the crap that they put into processed meats, there's a load of rubbish that they put in bacon alone that makes it last longer, that is also fairly toxic in large doses.

and ?

are cows human ? do humans have 4 stomachs ?

humans 100 000 years ago did not have the knowledge about the vitamins and minerals and all that crap that the human body needs and where to get it, they also did not have the luxury of going to the mall to buy the perfect mix of vegetables to "sort" of balance their diet into a workable mix.

MAn is made to eat meat, some people decided that animals are cute and shouldn't die(these are the people that nature originally wanted to die in the survival of the fittest, but science made them live) so they decided to go out of their way to not eat meat.


Just to play devils advocate, the average lifespan at this time (admittedly due to a large number of other factors) was much shorter than it is now, in the region of 35 MAX! We weren't eating processed meat either.