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Sausages And Bacon Linked To Premature Death
Business Insider ^ | 03/07/2013 | Jennifer Welsh

Posted on 03/07/2013 7:52:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind

If you love sausages, hot dogs, and brats, you might be in for a shorter life, a new study suggests.

The study analyzed data from half a million men and women, as a part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. It was published in the journal BMC Medicine [PDF]. They found a link between "processed" meat — which includes all meat products, including ham, bacon, sausages; small part of minced meat that has been bought as a ready-to-eat product — and cardiovascular disease and cancer, they report.

Also, they found that the more processed meat you eat the more likely you are to die early (of anything). A previous study of just red meat came to a similar conclusion.

The researchers think the increased cancer risk could be due to the presence of preservatives like the salt, smoke and nitrate. Also, the high levels of fat in these meats. "Risks of dying earlier from cancer and cardiovascular disease also increased with the amount of processed meat eaten," study researcher Sabine Rohrmann, from the University of Zurich, said in a statement [PDF].

"Overall, we estimate that 3 percent of premature deaths each year could be prevented if people ate less than 20g processed meat per day."

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bacon; carcinogens; death; diet; epic; longevity; nutrition; pork; sausage
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NOT GOOD FOR YOU:


1 posted on 03/07/2013 7:52:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Might not be good for me but it is good. I shall continue to eat bacon!


2 posted on 03/07/2013 7:55:18 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a dead man


3 posted on 03/07/2013 7:55:54 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: SeekAndFind

This MUST be satire, right? I love bacon.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 7:56:09 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 03/07/2013 7:57:19 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

If there isn’t sausage and bacon in my life, what’s the point of living?


6 posted on 03/07/2013 7:57:55 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SeekAndFind

This article is a complete pile of unprocessed manure.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 7:59:14 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am sure that people who eat very low amounts of bacon or sausage or other processed meats are more likely to often do other healthy things in their life; like keep a healthy weight and/or exercise.

Correlation is not causation. Otherwise watching >5 hours a day of TV is a KILLER!!!! Well - maybe it is that those that watch >5 hours of TV are also more likely to be overweight and less likely to exercise regularly.

No, no - that makes too much sense - watching TV KILLS! Must be the cathode rays!!!! /s


8 posted on 03/07/2013 8:01:56 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: SeekAndFind

If eating bacon is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 8:01:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Buy a side of pork belly from your butcher and enjoy the decadence that is pig!

As I understand it, most bacon is cut from pork belly, but buying the actual product and butchering it yourself removes the nitrates and other preservatives used in the curing process.

I cut up my pork belly into lardons for salads or thick strips for breakfast on Saturday. It’s also delicious if marinated in a maple syrup, soy sauce, and ginger mixture, cut into small filets and baked. SO GOOD!


10 posted on 03/07/2013 8:02:00 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I. Don’t. Care.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 8:02:51 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: rarestia
Buy a side of pork belly from your butcher and enjoy the decadence that is pig!


12 posted on 03/07/2013 8:03:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

This stuff is going to kill me ?

If I were to remove these things from my table,

There would be no reason to live any longer anyway.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:01 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SeekAndFind
My father loved eggs and bacon. He perfected pork chops. We had a can of bacon fat in a can on the stove to cook with. Dad lived to 84. Some in the family made it almost to 100. They could have lived to 200 to 300 years old if they had not eaten pork.
14 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:08 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just eat a lot of things to counteract the bad stuff (if there is any)

I have been taking a combination of 2 Cinnamon Capsules, 4 capsules VitaminE(Omega3) , 2 Niacin, 1 Tumeric, 2 Melatonin, 1 Magnesium, and have been waking up feeling GREAT the last couple of days


15 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:12 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

My grandpa ate bacon every breakfast for as long as I knew him and I’m sure decades before. In fact he would even pour the drippings over his eggs and biscuits. He lived to 86...and to think he might have made it to 110 if it wasn’t for that accursed bacon!


16 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:18 AM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late to turn back now and I’ve already had cancer, LOL.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:21 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: BuffaloJack

Well, what to say? The article cites a scientific study entitled:

“Meat consumption and mortality – results from the European Prospective: Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition”

It can be found on this link :

http://www.ukdistribute.com/links/1362475990011-Meat%20consumption%20and%20mortality%20%20results%20from%20the%20European%20Prospective%20Investigation%20into%20Cancer%20and%20Nutrition.pdf

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Abstract

Background: Recently, some US cohorts have shown a moderate association between red and processed meat consumption and mortality supporting the results of previous studies among vegetarians.

The aim of this study was to examine the association of red meat, processed meat, and poultry consumption with the risk of early death in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

Methods: Included in the analysis were 448,568 men and women without prevalent cancer, stroke, or myocardial infarction, and with complete information on diet, smoking, physical activity and body mass index, who were between 35 and 69 years old at baseline. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to examine the association of meat consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality.

Results: As of June 2009, 26,344 deaths were observed. After multivariate adjustment, a high consumption of red meat was related to higher all-cause mortality (hazard ratio (HR) = 1.14, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.01 to 1.28, 160+ versus 10 to 19.9 g/day), and the association was stronger for processed meat (HR = 1.44, 95% CI 1.24 to 1.66, 160+ versus 10 to 19.9 g/day). After correction for measurement error, higher all-cause mortality remained significant only for processed meat (HR = 1.18, 95% CI 1.11 to 1.25, per 50 g/d).

We estimated that 3.3% (95% CI 1.5% to 5.0%) of deaths could be prevented if all participants had a processed meat consumption of less than 20 g/day. Significant associations with processed meat intake were observed for cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and ‘other causes of death’. The consumption of poultry was not related to all-cause
mortality.

Conclusions: The results of our analysis support a moderate positive association between processed meat consumption and mortality, in particular due to cardiovascular diseases, but
also to cancer.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: allmendream
Otherwise watching >5 hours a day of TV is a KILLER!!!! Well - maybe it is that those that watch >5 hours of TV are also more likely to be overweight and less likely to exercise regularly.

Recent studies have indicated that if your job requires you to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, your risk for colon cancer is much higher, regardless of your exercise habits. Since many of us do exactly that, I believe they should be banning work before banning pork.

Food equates to calories, that's it. While it does affect our body in one way or another, lifestyle affects metabolism, predisposition to cancer, and other health anomalies more than any amount of consumption.

19 posted on 03/07/2013 8:06:04 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
mmmmmmm GOOD.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 8:06:12 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m ok with this. Leave me alone...

Besides, a percentage within the margin of error coming from a Socialist-leaning “health” organization does not sway my mind one iota...


21 posted on 03/07/2013 8:06:39 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's ask these guys!


22 posted on 03/07/2013 8:06:43 AM PST by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ooh here we go, more stuff for Despot Bloomberg of New York city to ban despite the fact that if you eat ANYTHING in abundance it can harm your health, even drinking an excess amount of water can kill you...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

But of course the government must regulate regulate regulate because they know more that we do. Everybody is a child to the government.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 8:06:46 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

"...but, BUT, if you eat veggie bacon you can live to be 218"

24 posted on 03/07/2013 8:07:23 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: usurper

I grew up in a kielbasa family. Kielbasa was the meat of choice. My dad would travel miles and miles to find “the best” kielbasa. He had six brothers and several of them made their own kielbasa. There is still talk that one of them made kielbasa from a groundhog. They ate it every which way. Boiled, broiled, fried, grilled, on sandwiches, mixed with kraut and noodles, you name it. Anyway, you get the idea. And guess what? Five of the seven boys died of colon cancer or stomach cancer. Bad way to die, by the way...

Anyway, as I sit here in the kitchen typing, there is a plate of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage sitting on the counter top about six feet from me. It is calling me. And I will eat it as soon as I hit the “post” button. I am hopeless.


25 posted on 03/07/2013 8:07:40 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re right, everyone who has ever eaten meat, had already died or will die.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 8:07:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K

Oh and GREEN TEA with honey (important for your lungs) instead of coffee anymore


27 posted on 03/07/2013 8:08:44 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: mountainlion
“He perfected pork chops”

I used to cook what I called “Smoke alarm pork chops”. I would cook them 10 min on one side in the broiler - turn them over then wait until the smoke alarm went off (it was sensitive) they came out PERFECT! My dad said I was the only chef he knew who used the smoke alarm as a dinner bell! Everyone knew the pork-chops were ready!!!

With a bit of steamed spinach and apple sauce...... yum!

28 posted on 03/07/2013 8:08:45 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: slumber1

Well, only one of them is dead, and that was because of drugs.


29 posted on 03/07/2013 8:09:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

On the bright side. If anyone pays attention to this study, maybe bacon will drop from $5.00 per pound to $2.00 per pound.

Will the Obamacare questionnaire your doctor gives you start asking about sausage and bacon consumption? NO HEALTH CARE FOR YOU! You.. you.. BACON EATER!


30 posted on 03/07/2013 8:09:42 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: mountainlion

My Grandmother, bless her heart, lived to be 98 years old. She ate heavy amounts of bacon, fried eggs etc. In general terms I think it is genetics that determines long life, not what one eats.


31 posted on 03/07/2013 8:10:13 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Holy crap.

We wuz going to the Boy Scouts Pancake breakfast saturday.

Obama is right.

The government should sue the Boy Scouts as food terrorists.


32 posted on 03/07/2013 8:10:35 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: allmendream

“No, no - that makes too much sense - watching TV KILLS! Must be the cathode rays!!!! /s”

Yep.

Watching CNN & MSNBC kills.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 8:12:15 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

If Hot Dogs are so bad, then how did Ben Matlock last so long?


34 posted on 03/07/2013 8:12:52 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PGR88
Thank you. Thank you very much.

The bacon has left the plate.

35 posted on 03/07/2013 8:13:05 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rarestia

I remember when I was a kid we butchered a hog. My grandma rendered the fat for lard. The pieces of fat leftover were good eats.


36 posted on 03/07/2013 8:14:37 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just had three slices of premature death with an egg, and some home fries.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 8:14:43 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: apillar

My grand dad ate bacon, and pork fat sandwiches and died when he fell out of bed when he was 90 years old.

Bacon grease: The fountain of youth?

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2010/08/10/pork-the-fountain-of-youth/


38 posted on 03/07/2013 8:17:11 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. Let the control freaks espouse force feeding it, especially to Muslims, as a way of reducing a population intent on destroying the planet through global warming.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 8:18:17 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew (double trouble, here we come)
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To: mountainlion
"We had a can of bacon fat in a can on the stove to cook with."

We did too. Everything was fried in bacon fat in our house. My Dad died at 72, but it wasn't because he ate bacon. He died of lung cancer.

40 posted on 03/07/2013 8:18:25 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: UCANSEE2

What ARE those giant chunks of crispy oven baked goodness??!!?!!!


41 posted on 03/07/2013 8:19:42 AM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yes it’s too late for me. I think it’s how much and how often is a big factor.


42 posted on 03/07/2013 8:19:42 AM PST by geotroy
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Pork belly is about 50% fat. The meat therein is very tender and cooks up beautifully in the oven. I smoked a side of pork belly last month and took the hunk of meat to my local butcher to slice into “bacon.” When I served my dad breakfast a couple weeks ago with that thin-sliced pork belly, the look on his face was one of pure ecstasy. He said it was the most delicious thing he’s ever consumed, and coming from an Italian man raised in Brooklyn, that was the biggest compliment I’ve ever received.


43 posted on 03/07/2013 8:20:03 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Oh, my.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 8:20:27 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SeekAndFind
A summary of bacon --

Don't pour that bacon grease down the drain! You'll ruin the whole house!

But, go ahead & put it in your body. You'll be fine!

45 posted on 03/07/2013 8:21:57 AM PST by gdani
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To: Fedupwithit

The Baconater is what I’ve heard them called. Pork sausage wrapped with woven bacon and smoked until tasty.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 8:22:47 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: rarestia

Sounds good. I think I’ll give it a try. But I will continue to eat bacon and sausage also. ;*)


47 posted on 03/07/2013 8:24:37 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

The Islamists have spoken!


48 posted on 03/07/2013 8:24:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

It may be bad for the body, but it is good for the soul.

And so what if it takes a few years off my life? They’re the last ones anyway! I doubt I’ll be sitting in the hereafter regretting the fact that I didn’t live long enough to become senile...


49 posted on 03/07/2013 8:26:14 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good video here:

Old Man and the Se.. Bacon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbZEXfPwmg

Proud bacon loving American

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QJzh_IvvI

Jim Gaffigan - Bacon - KING BABY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4


50 posted on 03/07/2013 8:28:55 AM PST by KeyLargo
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