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Eating too much red meat could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s…
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:56 EST, 22 August 2013 | Emma Robertson

Posted on 08/23/2013 12:56:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Eating too much red meat could trigger Alzheimer’s, suggests new research.

Scientists found that a buildup of iron—abundant in red meat—could cause oxidant damage, to which the brain is particularly vulnerable. Researchers say this could in turn increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Professor George Bartzokis, of UCLA in the United States, said that more studies have suggested the disease is caused by one of two proteins, one called tau, the other beta-amyloid. …

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


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; healthscare; ironoverdose; redmeat
Full Daily Mail title:
Eating too much red meat could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s: Scientists warn buildup of iron may damage the brain
I will certainly take my chances on that. I do prefer red meat that is not doped up on hormones, though.
1 posted on 08/23/2013 12:56:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Everything we eat and drink is bad in some way.

I quit worrying about it some time ago. I think I’ll just go down in a blaze of glory.

Many people that have exercised, ate right, never smoked or drank...will at sometime be laying in a hospital bed dying and asking...why???


2 posted on 08/23/2013 1:03:05 AM PDT by berdie
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To: Olog-hai

Every day I live, I’m one day closer to death. Somehow I’ve learned to live with this thought. Unfortunately, others have not come to grips with this. I will continue to eat red meat (and bacon) and enjoy life.


3 posted on 08/23/2013 1:10:17 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Olog-hai

It could also be hell on impacted wisdom teeth.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 1:19:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Olog-hai

From my cold, dead hands.


5 posted on 08/23/2013 1:35:32 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Olog-hai

An excessive amount of parathyroid hormone causing too much calcium to be taken out of the bones and sent to the brain could damage it, too.

Why live? Why bother? We’re all going to die some day. I’ll at least enjoy a bunch of slaughtered cows before I go.


6 posted on 08/23/2013 1:37:05 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t understand...


7 posted on 08/23/2013 1:57:08 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Olog-hai

8 posted on 08/23/2013 2:32:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Olog-hai

Gee.....I guess that’s why I see so many lions, tigers, cheetahs, cougars, panthers, and hyenas out there acting all addlebrained all the time.


9 posted on 08/23/2013 2:59:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

Eggs: first good, then bad, now good again.

Salt: same thing

Red Meat: good, bad, good, bad

Blah blah blah effity effing blah.

The VERY FIRST thing a reader has the responsibility to do when they see the words “study, researchers, scientists” is to find out exactly WHO these people are, WHO they work for, and WHERE the funding for the “study” came from.

Many times, the word academician, scientist, researcher, etc. can be equated to “intellectual whore.”


10 posted on 08/23/2013 3:03:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

If it quotes “Center for Science in the Public Interest” just stop reading.


11 posted on 08/23/2013 3:06:05 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

12 posted on 08/23/2013 3:12:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: GeronL

Ha!....”Center”......for me this brings up memories....

For the last 30 odd years, I was closely aligned to higher learning establishments and got to see the intricacies, foibles, and realities of many different college units.

“Centers” are indeed a curious thing. Often, the aren’t established well enough (read long-lived, permanently funded) to become a line-unit/department of the University/College, but there is some value seen in aggregating efforts in a particularly possible lucrative issue or area.

So, these “Centers” will get arbitrarily established under and University line unit or department and left to fend for itself (e.g., grants, contracts, donations, etc.). In a lot of cases, they are only one or two people. People that usually the department doesn’t have anything else worthwhile for them to do because they can’t teach or research for crap. You then find these people just ‘out there’ publishing all sorts of studies and papers making ‘headline worthy’ claims...gotta get some sugar daddy hooked.

Lastly, then you have “Centers” that have nothing to do with a college or University. These are the political entities masquerading as academicians. Their goals are to get funds (usually from the government) to push some political agenda.


13 posted on 08/23/2013 3:16:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Their goals are to get funds (usually from the government) to push some political agenda.

and a lot of the college centers do that too

14 posted on 08/23/2013 3:19:32 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

That is certainly true, but their prime directive is FUNDING. As I implied earlier, the term “intellectual whore” is certainly operative, and most would be perfectly happy in adeptly re-concluding an earlier study for the right price. It’s politics of a sort, but really based on who with what political bent is paying.


15 posted on 08/23/2013 3:23:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: berdie
Heh ...

I remember eggs were no good for you ... then it changed .. oops ... sorry ... go ahead and eat eggs...

I remember peanut butter was no good for you ... then it changed ... oops, sorry ... go ahead and eat peanut butter...

I remember coffee was no good for you ... then it changed ... oops, sorry ... go ahead and drink coffee ...

I remember butter was no good for you ... then it changed .. oops, sorry .... go ahead and eat butter ...

I remember sugar was no good for you ... then it changed ... oops, sorry ... go ahead and eat sugar ...


Moderation in all things

(what ever happened to red dye #2 and MSG ?)

16 posted on 08/23/2013 3:25:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Gaffer

and all these reports that are written about studies of studies... drives me nuts. People are studying studies and getting press coverage!


17 posted on 08/23/2013 3:36:40 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Gaffer
to push some political agenda

Futterneid is a German word meaning food envy. This is what a leftist vegetarian feels when a conservative carnivore feasts a big piece of red meat. A remarkable amount of food politics is nothing more than veiled futterneid.

18 posted on 08/23/2013 3:37:16 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Gaffer
Many times, the word academician, scientist, researcher, etc. can be equated to “intellectual whore.”

Close your eyes and you can see the Pork Packers Of Poughkeepsie meeting with a pointy haired food nerd saying "We need a study that shows red meat bad, pork good. How much will it cost us?"

19 posted on 08/23/2013 3:45:53 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: GeronL

I will believe a study when the claims they are making are based on infusions of the amounts and types of offending substances are taken by the researchers themselves, and that poor little rat they’ve overdosed with a dozen/hundred lifetime’s exposure is left alone, for once.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 3:48:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IamConservative; Gaffer
Close your eyes and you can see the Pork Packers Of Poughkeepsie meeting with a pointy haired food nerd saying "We need a study that shows red meat bad, pork good.

But, I love the "other white meat"!

I am from Eastern North Carolina, where barbecue is synonymous with pig!


21 posted on 08/23/2013 3:53:00 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("Our nation endures and our government... has not perished from the earth."-Sarah Palin 7/1/13)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s as believable as 0bama saying we could keep our health insurance.


22 posted on 08/23/2013 3:58:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: knarf

I still see MSG on sale in dollar stores and cooking “specialty” outlets (the kind of store that sells stuff like rotary meat/cheese slicers for $100).


23 posted on 08/23/2013 4:00:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

My wife’s Asian ... lot’s of Accent and ginger.


24 posted on 08/23/2013 4:52:03 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

From the day we’re born, we start dying. It’s just a matter of time.


25 posted on 08/23/2013 5:09:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: WVKayaker
But, I love the "other white meat"!

Oh yeah. If I had to pick one cloven hoofed protein source to eat the rest of my life, it would be a Berkshire hog. So many, many tastes you can get out of pork - and pork loves the smoker.

26 posted on 08/23/2013 3:18:36 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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