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(The New York Times)   Once again, a study confirms eating red meat may or may not be a factor in developing heart disease   ( nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, red meat, Nature Medicine, Southwestern Medical Center, gut bacteria, B vitamins, heart disease, microbiology, saturated fats  
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603 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Apr 2013 at 10:30 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-08 10:36:34 AM  
Grass fed or grain fed?
2013-04-08 10:39:05 AM  
I honestly don't care.  Nothing quite compares to the taste of a well prepared steak, a baked sweet potato drowning in butter and a nice cold beer.  If I feel like really enjoying myself maybe a little bourbon and a cigar too.  So what if it kills me a few years earlier.  So many people these days have bodies that are still going long after the mind turns to mush with dementia.  I've seen that happen and would rather enjoy myself and go a little sooner than subject my family to that .
2013-04-08 10:45:38 AM  
I think this is one of those things that's confused by journalists, not scientists.

Red meat probably has something or other that increases risk of heart problems given that some other factors X, Y, and Z exists. If scientists aren't quite sure what X, Y, or Z are, then they won't be able to design quite as effective experiments that specifically test those variables. Without knowing, it's only a matter of luck or intuition if an experiment is designed to take into account X, Y, or Z. Leading to this situation where one study says "RED MEAT IS TEH DEVILS" and another says "Chill about red meat, bro".
2013-04-08 10:48:57 AM  
I'll take that risk.  Life without steak is not worth living.
2013-04-08 11:07:06 AM  
We are meant to eat steak. If that means we are meant to die of heart disease, then so be it.
2013-04-08 11:35:44 AM  
If the studies pan out then find a way to block the TMAO then let me get back to eating my food.

It is only a matter of time now before we start designing our own gut bacteria to maintain better health. A huge amount of what kills us could be dealt with that way.
2013-04-08 11:44:19 AM  
Same old story.  You can live forever if you live a bland life.  No thanks.  I'm going to beat the hell out of this body.  I trust modern medicine to keep me alive forever.  Hell, look at all the stories lately about cures for cancer and aids, etc.

I just have to regulate my hedonism enough so that medical science stays juuuust ahead of me.
2013-04-08 12:15:59 PM  
Like global warming, I refuse to believe it because its not what I want to hear.
2013-04-08 01:16:48 PM  
I read TFA...simply create a pill to remove the gut bacteria...and let us get back to eating our steak.
2013-04-08 01:36:04 PM  
Living for more than 30 years may be a factor in developing heart disease
2013-04-08 03:10:02 PM  
2013-04-08 11:41:40 PM  
do you really care how long you live, say, after 40?

have a good time, not a long time.
2013-04-09 09:57:43 AM  
In other news, any given thing may or may not be a factor in any other given thing.
2013-04-09 06:17:38 PM  

davynelson: do you really care how long you live, say, after 40?

have a good time, not a long time.

You feel different if you reach 40 and have a long slow decline from all the bad choices you made while having fun in your youth.

As Ozzy said, "Puking blood on stage is wonderful fun. Doing it back in your hotel room is not."
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