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Bacon butties will not kill you
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07 March 2013 2:18 PM | Michael Hanlon

Posted on 03/09/2013 12:22:04 PM PST by Olog-hai

I hate “eating x gives you y” stories. Nearly always, associations between particular foods and drinks and specific illnesses are weak, riddled with confounding variables and describe increases in marginal risks that shouldn’t really worry us. If eating pickled fish tongues, say, doubles your risk of developing cancer of the Lower Hobsonate Iltoid, that only sounds worrying until you realize that in the whole of human history there have only been three recorded cases of this ghastly (and wholly made-up) disease.

So what do we make of the news that high consumption of processed meats such as bacon, sausages and salami is responsible for one in 30 early (i.e. pre-65) deaths. Put another way, consuming 160 grams (5.6 oz) of sausages or bacon a day will, on average, increase your risk of keeling over through cancer of heart attack before that age by about 75 percent. Eat less than 20 grams or so (0.7 oz) of processed meats a day and you will reduce this risk dramatically. This is a big study published by proper scientists in a respectable journal (BMC Medicine). So should we take the Big Bacon Scare seriously? …

(Excerpt) Read more at hanlonblog.dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: baconbutties; baconsandwiches; cancer; processedmeat

1 posted on 03/09/2013 12:22:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Shoveling in some hot homemade soppresata as I read the article.

Yummy!


2 posted on 03/09/2013 12:30:43 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

You have exceptional taste!

Add some provolone, olive oil and lettuce and fresh Italian bread, maybe some provolone ... heaven!

Followed by an Italian sausage and pepper grinder with tomato sauce that the peppers were sitting in until total defeat.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 12:36:23 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Olog-hai

I think we need fewer gov’t funded scientists looking for a study to do & more ditch diggers.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 12:36:35 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Olog-hai
Fresh side meat is better than bacon. The only thing wrong with bacon is the heartburn.
5 posted on 03/09/2013 12:39:24 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Personally I would double up on the provolone! ;^)


6 posted on 03/09/2013 12:40:30 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Olog-hai

What is a bacon buttie, a turd?


7 posted on 03/09/2013 12:44:34 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed
What is a bacon buttie, a turd?

In the UK, it is a BLT, hold the L and T.

8 posted on 03/09/2013 12:47:54 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: dalereed

Heh; I see where you got that from.

It’s a hot bacon sandwich on buttered bread.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 12:48:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Eat less than 20 grams or so (0.7 oz) of processed meats a day...

Seriously?? Less than 3/4 of an ounce??

That little wouldn't even come close to making a decent sandwich. Could you even taste that small a sample of it?

10 posted on 03/09/2013 12:52:54 PM PST by Bob
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To: mountainlion
The only thing wrong with bacon is the heartburn.

The heartburn comes from the ADM wheat by-products you eat it with - just dump those and have more eggs, instead. :)

11 posted on 03/09/2013 12:52:57 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: mountainlion
The transmigration of the People of the United States was founded on BACON.

Great fliches of bacon fed the Pioneers going West along with flour and beans. My own ancestors crossed the Plains in the 1840s and 50s fueled on sour dough and Bacon.

12 posted on 03/09/2013 12:58:42 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Olog-hai

A butty is slang for any manner of bread-based snacks invented by the Earl of Sandwich...


13 posted on 03/09/2013 1:03:45 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Twotone
"I think we need fewer gov’t funded scientists looking for a study to do..."

Many in the media and on the left in general are oh, so fond of quoting Ike's farewell address when it comes to their bleating about, "the military-industrial complex," so much so that phrase has become a regular term of our political discourse.

Curiously, Eisenhower also warned of another threat in that speech which he saw of equal danger, yet you never seem to hear much about the, "scientific-technological elite."

Eisenhower's address is fascinating to read in its entirety, especially with the benefit of 50+ years of hindsight, and in the context of the global warming scandal, etc. Specifically, Ike warned:

"Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."

14 posted on 03/09/2013 1:05:28 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Olog-hai
From G.K. Chesterton's poem, The Englishman:

St George he was for England,
And right gallantly set free
The lady left for dragon's meat
And tied up to a tree;
But since he stood for England
And knew what England means,
Unless you give him bacon
You mustn't give him beans.

15 posted on 03/09/2013 1:15:03 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: mountainlion

“Fresh side meat is better than bacon. “

I was at the Asian Market yesterday. They had bacon-sliced pork belly. Unsalted, uncured, just very fresh. Think I’ll try some next time I shop there.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 1:17:15 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai
Breathe enough air and you will eventually die.
17 posted on 03/09/2013 1:23:07 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Never mind all that deadly DHMO we’re exposed to on a daily basis.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 1:23:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t believe any of the stupid “studies” that are reported in the media. Most of them are invalid because they invite the public to mix up causation and correlation. (sorry, most of the public wouldn’t understand those two big words)

Also, they do not consider other important factors.

I continue drinking my coffee.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 1:24:15 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Olog-hai

Just a few months ago, we read right here that bacon butties cured hangovers.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 1:26:07 PM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: Olog-hai
DHMO can kill you in a matter of minutes if you immerse yourself in it.
21 posted on 03/09/2013 1:26:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Olog-hai


22 posted on 03/09/2013 1:27:33 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
The heartburn comes from the ADM wheat by-products

Not me as my heartburn is form the grease.

23 posted on 03/09/2013 1:35:01 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Olog-hai
Lets all sing the "Rub Some Bacon On It" song!

The “Rub Some Bacon On It” Song

911 what's your emergency?
I nailed my finger to a birdhouse accidentally
Do your have some bacon (bacon?)
Bacon, That's right
I have bacon left over from dinner last night
Rub some bacon on it
what?
On your hand just do it
Rub some bacon on it
That's all there is to it?


What if I dropped my phone?
Rub some bacon on it
or encounter my clone?
Rub some bacon on it
I get mononucleosis
Rub some bacon on it
My nude pics get posted


Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Yeah


My home gets foreclosed
Rub some bacon on it
My cat explodes
Rub some bacon on it
I wake up in a trunk
Rub some bacon on it
My friend goes steampunk
Rub some bacon on it
I meet real pirates
Rub some bacon on it
There's an akward silence


I say something unintentionally racist
Rub some bacon on it
I'm a adult with braces
Rub some bacon on it
I can't swim
Rub some bacon on it
I'm visited by Mr. Timn


Bacon hotline, What’s your problem?
What if I feed the troll?
Rub some bacon on it
I’m attacked by a narwhal
Rub some bacon on it
The apocalypse started
Rub some bacon on it
I think I might have sharted


Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it

24 posted on 03/09/2013 1:54:30 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Olog-hai

25 posted on 03/09/2013 1:57:53 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: NoGrayZone

26 posted on 03/09/2013 2:02:18 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I just had Italian sausages for dinner that were swimming in sauce with red peppers and onion in the crock pot.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 2:03:18 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: rlmorel
Can also be taken orally


28 posted on 03/09/2013 2:08:00 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Olog-hai
It’s a hot bacon sandwich on buttered bread.

OMG, that sounds great. A BLT without all that nasty lettuce! And butter! Everything is better with butter.

29 posted on 03/09/2013 2:12:26 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: SoothingDave

I’m jealous. I have to settle for hot dogs tonight.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 2:23:48 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Excellent info. Thanks for that!


31 posted on 03/09/2013 3:00:47 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Yo-Yo

i eat bacon sandwiches with mayonaisse instead of butter


32 posted on 03/09/2013 3:12:52 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"heaven"

Curse you Dr. Sirvana, I'm trying not to eat anything the rest of the evening, and you're making my mouth water.

33 posted on 03/09/2013 3:26:16 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Can also be taken orally

Indeed, the possibilities are amazing.

34 posted on 03/09/2013 4:36:25 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Olog-hai

I just ate four rolled up slices of salami. Yummy


35 posted on 03/09/2013 4:40:34 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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