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(Guardian)   Study says eating too much bacon will kill you, but will be worth it a million times over   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, University of Zurich, bowel cancer, eating, bacon sandwich, heart  
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3175 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Mar 2013 at 8:35 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-07 07:31:05 AM  
3 votes:
This study is false. The concept of "too much bacon" does not exist, ergo it based on a false premise. For shame, science, for shame.
2013-03-07 03:48:26 AM  
2 votes:
If eating delicious bacon kills you, I don't want to live!
2013-03-07 06:50:11 AM  
1 vote:
That study seems pretty comprehensive, but I wonder what would happen if you controlled for nitrates and other preservatives. Or controlled for fresh vs. cured meats. Also vegetable and fruit consumption as part of an overall diet. I think the real finding here is that processed foods aren't great for you which isn't exactly earth-shattering news. I'm not sure it matters which kind of processed foods you are consuming, it's that you  aren't consuming fresh food. The people who eat a lot of processed whatever aren't eating much produce or getting fiber and minerals and vitamins from their diet.

I would really love to see a study of the diets of healthy people. I am willing to bet a quite large sum of my small coins in my pocket that most of them are consuming a lot of fresh foods and that they also have a genetic predisposition toward being healthy. The Irish, for instance, lived really well off potatoes until the famine. Most of that seems to have been genetic.

Regardless, it makes sense to try to consume the best quality food you can afford.
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