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(Yahoo)   Polar bears have an edge over us in they can eat the same fatty foods as us but we get heart attacks and they don't. Here comes the science   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 22
    More: Interesting, polar bears, heart attacks, model organism, fatty acids, Arctic sea ice, evolutionary biologist  
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2014-05-09 12:56:46 PM  
Probably because they don't chase their raw seal fat with Krispy Kreme donuts, subby.
 
2014-05-09 02:13:38 PM  

Via Infinito: Probably because they don't chase their raw seal fat with Krispy Kreme donuts, subby.


what a farking retarded article
the IDEA that our diet is the same as a polar bear.
ROFL

polar bears - fatty meat
humans - fatty meat, plus sugar and carbs


why is the myth that fats and proteins cause heart attacks still being pushed?

Studies were done back in the old days, putting men on an Eskimo diet, and the men got healthier, not sicker.

FARKING AMA and their unwillingness to even pretend to admit that their might be a TINY chance that they were wrong.

/Atkins rocks, AMA sucks
 
2014-05-09 02:28:25 PM  
We obviously need to start eating polar bears.
 
2014-05-09 04:50:32 PM  
Never seen a polar bear scarf down a pizza and a six-pack before.
 
2014-05-09 06:17:25 PM  
next question: how do they drink all that Coca-Cola without getting jittery?
 
2014-05-09 06:26:58 PM  
I will ponder the mystery of this over pizza, donuts, and beer tonight. Subby may be on to something.
 
2014-05-09 06:37:48 PM  

Riche: We obviously need to start eating polar bears.


Not before I get my polar bear heart transplant just to be safe.
 
2014-05-09 06:40:08 PM  

skyotter: next question: how do they drink all that Coca-Cola without getting jittery?


Tolerance to caffeine goes up over time.

// takes caffeine pills

// only occasionally now

// took 600 MG in a 1 hour period before ... because after 30 minutes, the first 400 MG didn't do anything for me.

// Not at That ^ tolerance level anymore.

// caffeine pills replaced my multi-can per day Mountain Dew habit.
 
2014-05-09 06:43:04 PM  
Fat is not the problem. Grrrrr....
 
2014-05-09 07:26:40 PM  
they walk further than from the bed to car to desk to car to couch to bed, route that is our typical day
 
2014-05-09 07:31:26 PM  
People who brag about caffeine use are the worst. Get a real habit, you pussy.
 
2014-05-09 07:39:36 PM  
All I know is polar bear liver is incredible. You all should really try it sometime. Honestly, it's like a thousand vitamin B shots!
 
2014-05-09 07:41:21 PM  

EngineerAU: vitamin B shots!


Or vitamin A... or vitamin R... or vitamin Z. I'm not sure, but it goes down well with a nice carton of malk.
 
2014-05-09 07:45:16 PM  
www.cowboycauldron.com

You can use bear fat for blacksmithing.
 
2014-05-09 08:07:56 PM  

Riche: We obviously need to start eating polar bears.


Whatever you do, don't eat the liver - it will likely cause you to go blind from excessive Vitamin A consumption.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervi taminosis_A
 
2014-05-09 08:55:59 PM  
Actually, the inuit used to eat more or less the same diet as polar bears (there isn't a whole lot of choice in the arctic), and didn't have heart attacks either.  Fat doesn't cause heart attacks in humans or polar bears.
 
2014-05-09 08:59:27 PM  

EngineerAU: All I know is polar bear liver is incredible. You all should really try it sometime. Honestly, it's like a thousand vitamin B shots!


Good job, I know what you did.
 
2014-05-09 09:06:29 PM  

DoctorOfLove: Actually, the inuit used to eat more or less the same diet as polar bears (there isn't a whole lot of choice in the arctic), and didn't have heart attacks either.  Fat doesn't cause heart attacks in humans or polar bears.


If you die relatively young from other causes, then you are probably less likely to have a heart attack. I seriously doubt that wild polar bears live for as long in proportion to their potential as humans in developed countries.
 
2014-05-10 01:43:00 AM  
Needs FAIL++ tag for article.  The human body *loves* fat.  Fat doesn't cause heart attacks...  Cholesterol doesn't cause heart attacks...

Sheesh, it's going to take decades to reverse the brainwashing of the USDA Food Pyramid..
 
2014-05-10 07:11:30 AM  
Polar bear natural life expectancy - 25 years.   Edge over us?
 
2014-05-10 07:16:45 AM  
Glad to see several farkers in here with common sense.

Fills me with rage this Sat Fat = heart attack bullshait.

Gary Taubes FTW.
 
2014-05-10 05:37:24 PM  
I've never seen a polar bear with much to worry about, so maybe that's why they don't have
heart attacks.  Did YOU ever see a polar bear shoveling a foot of wet snow off its driveway on
a zero-degree day?
 
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