Skip to comments.Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking
Posted on 03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST by EveningStar
That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.
"There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive to be 100?" said corresponding author Valter Longo, Edna M. Jones Professor of Biogerontology at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and director of the USC Longevity Institute. Longo has a joint appointment at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
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Double mac and cheese for lunch. Woo Hoo!
The mortality rate of heart disease, emphysema, and a host of other diseases are much higher from smoking.
What about smoked meats and cheeses?? Are they okay? Perhaps it’s like multiplying negative numbers...
Everybody dies of something.
Now everything is a bad as smoking except smoking pot which must be good for you because they never say anything about it’s impact on your lungs
Don’t worry. I smoke pot. It’s the miracle drug. It counteracts all the negative effects of cigarettes and fast food.
Anything that makes life worth living is bad for you, I always thought that was kind of the point.
Hopefully, all liberals not aborted by their mothers will opt for a vegetarian/vegan diet, smoke pot, run marathons to destroy their bodies, and become self absorbed narcissists.
One wonders exactly how they reconciled the potential for genetic and ethnic differences in many of their foreign test subjects/examples and correlated that with samples here in the US. Additionally, was the presence of any of the other government trumpeted known carcinogens factored into this study?
So - we now are to believe (per UCD) that MEAT and CHEESE are the “badforyous” de jour...it was only a few years ago they (collective government paid academia) was telling us that the French or the Italians (anybody but Americans, frankly) live so long because of all the CHEESE and wine they drink, or the goat meat, or chicken or whatever non American beef meat there is.
Dig down deep and you see it’s a NIA/NIH funded study. That tells me all I want to know.
More bullpucky from the anti-everything you like crowd
“Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking”
Pretty much lying propaganda by the anti-animal-protein crowd. The following sentence is a dead give away:
“They were also several times more likely to die of diabetes. “
SEVERAL times huh, as in, say multiple hundreds of percent greater? Pretty vague “conclusion” there. Not to mention all modern research shows that excess empty carbs and fructose are the cause of diabetes, and that protein and fat diets prevent and/or control existing diabetes.
Life's tough when everything you like is illegal, immoral or fattening!
Couldn’t care less.
Oh for heaven’s sake. Living must cause death because everybody dies sometime.
No one lives forever. With that in mind, one of the perfect foods in my opinion is a juicy bacon cheeseburger. No condiments aside from salt and pepper (two more things that someone will tell me are bad for me).
It won’t be long until the government sends us a menu to follow.
I don’t believe any study coming out of that agenda driven hellhole.
I get plenty of meat and cheese in my diet. What the hell, maybe I don’t need to bother to quit smoking since I’m doomed anyway!
The power of suggestion:
Off to the barbie for burnt flesh, cigar & Southern Comfort...
Having trained for and run in marathons in years past may have saved my life when I had the heart attack in June of 2011. The increased blood supply to my heart from that training minimized the damage done by the blockage.
You can choose to live or you can choose to exist.
I choose to live and will enjoy my meat and cheese...
Reminds me I haven't been to fogo de chao recently. I'll have to take the family soon
Don't get me started on SoCo...It used top be a tasty 100 proof liquor; they've morphed it into a 70 proof liqueur that just isn't as satisfying. This from a beer guy, former bartender who has maybe a dozen hard liquor drinks a year.
WHAT is with this craze that we all “go vegan???
they can all KMA! What you eat is your choice and yours alone. Leave me out of it!
Jeeze, first they tell us sitting is like smoking, so some companies installed TREADMILLS at work stations, now meat and cheese take time off our lives with every bite. I’m 64; I take walks when I can, park at the edge of the lot and walk some more, and eat what pleases me (sometimes it’s just a salad... Imagine that!) and -— three days out of the hospital, want to start a mild exercise regimen and build it, while respecting the limitations of my age and conditions (COPD and atrial fibrillation.)
NOTHING is ever enough for these zealots!
exactly... I am so sick and tired of all this crap..
my motto is everything in moderation.. I love my steak, but I don’t eat it every night... weekends....
I love cigars, whiskey...wine... and I’m not going to ever give any of that up....
I do exercise, but I also do that in moderation. I’m not spending every night at the freaking gym, and there are many at my gym that do... I sort of feel sorry for them, to be honest.
Was this study done by the same people that said that global warning will cause untold more murders and rapes?
But the good news is that this negative impact only applies to people under 65. And I got that going for me.
Gave up the smokes but a cheeseburger is the perfect meal. Dairy, Meat, Grain and Vegetables. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and the first thing that pops in my mind is "I'm going to have a cheeseburger for lunch."
Healthwise this is germane. You may want to checkout Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs).
"Food chemists have long studied [the] source of flavor, color, and texture changes in cooked, processed, and stored foods. During the 1970s and 1980s, it was realized that this process, called the Maillard reaction or advanced glycation . . . Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) . . . are implicated, causing the complications of diabetes and aging . . . ." Here.
AGEs is implicated in most (all?) autoimmune diseases and most (all?) aging-related problems.
Maybe all the smokers dying in tobacco studies were actually burger eaters.
How many of those conducting the study are FAT?!?!
or....pasty and anemic?
Every one has ancestors and are going to die, and who in their right mind would want to stay around for a hundred years and read environmental garbage.
I’ll tell my healthy-as-a-horse 88 year old father that his diet is killing him the next time I see him.
So how many Kosher Rabbis were engaged to participate in this study?
I concur; not what it used to be.
note they will be doing a lot of stories on things that now increase your cancer risk to cover up the fukushima radiation coming over here.
I wonder if they are including fish wtih that.
And let us not forget that our good neighbors are welcome to come over & BYOB but that the not-so-good neighbors are not and better not complain about that occasional smoke...nor to propose laws against it.
That will not be tolerated.
(and stop raising taxes on my damned cigars!!! Idiots. They had higher revenues when the taxes were half)
Study conducted in SoCal by vegan researcher - nothing to see here, putting story on /ignore.
Dairy in general, including milk and milk products
About the only things that are apparently safe include lettuce and grass — certain types of grass, of course.
No wonder no one gets out of life alive. Everything is gonna kill ya. If the bad foods don’t do you in, global climate change will definitely do it.
Some carry around a rabbit’s foot. How silly. Think of how much luck it broght the rabbit.
“But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive to be 100?”
Hmmm...my Mom lived to be 85, and I am absolutely certain she did not want to live another 15 years.
“but can it help you survive to be 100?”
Do I really want to?
Look, bucko - everybody gets it........You have swallowed hook line and sinker every study known to man that supports your unhealthy fear of people who enjoy tobacco products. We all get it - this article has nothing to do with smoking, so go peddle your paranoia somewhere, maybe somewhere that will justify the piddling amounts your handlers at the CDC and Pharma pay you to insult good people.
“The latest paper draws from Longos past research on IGF-I, including on an Ecuadorian cohort that seemed to have little cancer or diabetes susceptibility because of a genetic mutation that lowered levels of IGF-I; the members of the cohort were all less than 5-feet tall.”
Hmmm. Lets all become cancer-free runts!
“Longos findings support recommendations from several leading health agencies to consume about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight every day in middle age. For example, a 130-pound person should eat about 45 to 50 grams of protein a day...
So at 175, I ought to eat 67 grams, or about 2 ounces to reduce my cancer risk. Frankly, I’d much rather eat like I want and die at 85, like my Mom, or 90, like my uncles.
Even "scientists" seem to fall for this crap.
In 1979 there was a study that found coffee drinkers "10x more likely to die from pancreatic cancer." Well ... not really. What it found was that people who already had pancreatic cancer were 10x more likely to be coffee drinkers than not. After correcting for percentage of coffee drinkers in the adult population and other factors, the effect was ... zero.
If the animal protein consumers turn out to have all died in their sleep at age 90 ... but from cancer, will that still be a worse outcome from the plant protein consumers who died at age 60 from pesticide accumulation or falls down the steps from discarded banana peels [or whatever]? Or will it be better?
This is scientific agitprop and people need to treat it with the derision it deserves.
No Gromit not the cheese. It can’t be the cheese.
Yep. Lack of breathing is nearly always fatal.
"Eat what you like, and die like a man."
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