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The health beef over barbecued meat
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2011 | Elena Conis

Posted on 07/02/2011 12:41:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Meat on the grill is as much a part of the Fourth of July as fireworks and American flags. But it is also reputed to increase cancer risk in unsuspecting patriots, thanks in part to chemical compounds formed when meats containing muscle — including beef, pork, poultry and fish — are cooked at very high temperatures.

The class of chemicals known as heterocyclic amines, or HCAs for short, were first discovered in the 1970s by Japanese scientists, who noted that compounds in the charred parts of cooked fish and meat were capable of damaging cellular and bacterial DNA in test tube experiments.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bbq; cancer; foodnazis; foodpolice; foods; grill; hca; health; meats
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1 posted on 07/02/2011 12:41:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I grill meat maybe 6-10 times a year, I don’t really care.


2 posted on 07/02/2011 12:45:06 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: ConservativeStatement
Thanks for posting . . . ruining my Fourth of July BBQ.

/jk

3 posted on 07/02/2011 12:46:25 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Beer? That's the reason I get up in the afternoon.)
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To: BipolarBob

Add corn on the cob with the ribs and beer.

:-)


4 posted on 07/02/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Health Food Nazis back on the march!


5 posted on 07/02/2011 12:47:49 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I like my steaks and beef with the moo barely out of it.

In fact, I enjoy beef raw; sprinkle a bit of garlic salt and onion powder on it and it’s good to go.

But according to the ad on Rush’s show, we should boil. LOL!


6 posted on 07/02/2011 12:48:03 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: ConservativeStatement
They spoke of Cholesterol with no less authority than they use here. I did not stop eating eggs. I will not stop eating meat. The more searing the temp the better. In six minuets when my son finishes his bottle we shall be off to the grandparents to eat seared meat. Ahhhh, life is good.

Happy 4th of July!

7 posted on 07/02/2011 12:48:38 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

From the article:

“As scientists try to sort this out, there are a number of ways to reduce the HCA content of cooked meat....

Studies have shown that microwaving meat for a few minutes prior to barbecuing can cut down on the number of HCAs produced by as much as 90%.”

No thanks, I’ll take my chances with the real BBQ.


8 posted on 07/02/2011 12:48:59 PM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: ConservativeStatement
The health beef over barbecued meat, ..... increase cancer risk in unsuspecting patriots, thanks in part to chemical compounds formed when meats ... — are cooked at very high temperatures.

The author must be a Yankee. "Barbeque", by definition, is "Low and Slow".

9 posted on 07/02/2011 12:49:09 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: ConservativeStatement

Okay - we’ll just grill tofu instead.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 12:49:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

11 posted on 07/02/2011 12:50:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’d rather die from eating ribs than tofu. Either way I’m going eventually, may as well enjoy myself in the meantime.


12 posted on 07/02/2011 12:50:25 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Your screen name explains a lot!


13 posted on 07/02/2011 12:50:35 PM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: ConservativeStatement

So may Calamity Janes, so many still living elderly people who pay them no attention. My dad is 86. He’s had his fair share of BBQs.

If I paid attention every time these people open their mouths, I’d be sitting in a padded room buckled to the floor.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 12:51:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Muslim Brotherhood (renames itself) the Liberty and Justice Party. NOT A JOKE.)
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To: All
We prefer rare aged filet Mignon, baked potato, extra sour cream, real butter,
and grated Cheddar; salad/sour cream-bleu cheese dressing; wings and ribs on
the side; dark chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Side of garlic bread blanketed with bacon salt.

15 posted on 07/02/2011 12:53:20 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: ThirdMate

n 1991, he and a Lausanne university professor published a research paper indicating that food cooked in microwave ovens could pose a greater risk to health than food cooked by conventional means.

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/microwave-ovens-the-proven-dangers.html

Nothing is safe! We are all gonna die!


16 posted on 07/02/2011 12:53:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

In September, I will be 75. Ask me if I care.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 12:53:38 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Polybius

Correct. Only Yankee and California BarBQ tends to be seared and then cooked over high flames, also known as ‘grilled’ to most southerners or ranchers. Real BarBQ is cooked for 6 hrs min at low heat (Beef) and generally never directly above the heat, but convection cooked in smoked low heat.


18 posted on 07/02/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"compounds in the charred parts of cooked fish and meat were capable of damaging cellular and bacterial DNA in test tube experiments."

One man's damage is another man's fortunate mutation. Maybe cooking meat over fires led to man's rise...

19 posted on 07/02/2011 12:56:07 PM PDT by Textide
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Oh the humanity. I'm terrified, I tell ya'...now if you'll excuse me, I have to make hotel reservations for this October: BARBECUE FESTIVAL!
Don't get between me and the front door of the Lexington Barbecue, ya' hear?
20 posted on 07/02/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why do these self-appointed food Nazis make it sound like Americans would live forever were it not for their disastrous food choices? Someone needs to inform them no one lives forever. I, for one, will continue to enjoy grilled and barbequed meat until I take my last breath. As a friend once told me: Eat right, exercise... die anyway.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: PowderMonkey

Can I come?


22 posted on 07/02/2011 12:59:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Ad Counsil just started running radio ads urging people to boil their steaks. The first time I heard the spot, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 1:00:20 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If you want to live a long and healthy life.....then pick the right parents before you are born.

Good genes beat clean living every time.

On a more analytical note, this is really another example of a disturbed outlook of our obsessed culture where we must make everything in life 100% risk free. My personal opinion is that these thinkers feel guilt and angst if they have any pleasure or enjoyment in life. It’s sinful (in a liberal, secular way) to have pleasurable experiences in life.


24 posted on 07/02/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
The Ad Council just started running radio ads urging people to boil their steaks.

Sounds like that Rush Limbaugh parody commercial.

25 posted on 07/02/2011 1:02:02 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: TalBlack
The more searing the temp the better.

You remember better that way too!

Those things were seared into my memory...

John Kerry, 2004

26 posted on 07/02/2011 1:04:39 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well we all gotta die of something sometime, perhaps in the coming R2/CW2, so enjoy the grilled meat with a martini and cigar in the meantime!


27 posted on 07/02/2011 1:05:27 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Meat on the grill is as much a part of the Fourth of July as fireworks and American flags

No wonder the Food Nazis hate it, then.

28 posted on 07/02/2011 1:07:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ConservativeStatement
It should be noted that the harmful organic compunds in grilled meat are all easily diluted in an alcohol solution.

Cheers!

29 posted on 07/02/2011 1:07:39 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sure. Be forewarned. Lexington's peach cobbler and caramel pecan ice cream is highly addicting. I was in rehab for a month after last year's festival, and my cardiologist still won't speak to me.
30 posted on 07/02/2011 1:08:46 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

It was during Rush. Was that a joke?


31 posted on 07/02/2011 1:11:41 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Textide
Maybe cooking meat over fires led to man's rise...

In all seriousness probably. Cooked food gives you more calories for less effort which meant less time spent chewing food and more time doing other things.

We are the only species that cooks and we all cook. Forget tool making, cooking is what made us who we are.

32 posted on 07/02/2011 1:12:43 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I have no time to worry about turbot, a parrot is eating my house)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think advice from liberals to conservatives on how to eat healthy should be put in the same category as advice from liberals to conservatives as to how to have a healthy economy.


33 posted on 07/02/2011 1:15:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ConservativeStatement
Yeah, eat that old barbecue stuff and you will only live to 78 instead of 82.
34 posted on 07/02/2011 1:18:11 PM PDT by fish hawk (no more Barak "Dick" Obama)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When I BBQ its a lower temp and longer cook time so I’m good.


35 posted on 07/02/2011 1:20:56 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
It was during Rush. Was that a joke?

I'd guess that what you heard was the parody commercial. Pretty good, wasn't it? Easy to believe because you know that's what the Food Nazis would like to do.

36 posted on 07/02/2011 1:21:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Outlaw Woman
In fact, I enjoy beef raw; sprinkle a bit of garlic salt and onion powder on it and it’s good to go.

Steak tartare ...YUM!

37 posted on 07/02/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: ilovesarah2012

“we’ll just grill tofu instead.”

I prefer my tofu fried! Really great with green beans and black bean garlic sauce!


38 posted on 07/02/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: fish hawk

That’s it... I’m going to quit eating.


39 posted on 07/02/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: miss marmelstein

And thats exactly it.. Food Nazis on the march.

Ya ever notice how when they say something contributes to “Globull Warming” it also “Causes cancer”?


40 posted on 07/02/2011 1:31:26 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How can anyone ever be prepared to die if they haven’t first lived?

I’m thinking the enjoyment and social aspects of cooking out have beneficial effects on the mind and spirit of men, and better physical health as a result. Only those who enjoy a life without fear can really be prepared to die someday knowing they have truly lived.

I can see God saying to multitudes of people on the other side of the river, “Why didn’t you enjoy life?”

By all means please don’t anyone live by my theology, but I think it’s sinful not to enjoy and share the pleasures God has blessed us with. What are you going to tell God when your time comes - that he should be happy you added a year or two to your life?

The people I remember and admire (many Freepers) are the ones who enjoy today.


41 posted on 07/02/2011 1:33:43 PM PDT by saint (God forgive us, we're killing babies made in His image.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Dear LA Times...

What I eat is none of your business.

Darkwing

P.S. Don't be selfish, pass the ribs...


42 posted on 07/02/2011 1:33:56 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Alas, things are so bad that people are dying now who had never died before. The only way to deal with this horrendous problem is to stop doing everything we enjoy. Then we won’t live forever, but it will seem that way.


43 posted on 07/02/2011 1:36:38 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: eXe

Of course! Everything on earth causes cancer! Sadly, my mother has bought into every damn lie about food causing cancer. She is 87 and has been living on fat-free yogurt and argula (yuck!) for 50 years. Naturally, she’s one of the most unhappiest people I’ve ever met.


44 posted on 07/02/2011 1:38:13 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Elena - everyone dies eventually. Get over it.


45 posted on 07/02/2011 1:38:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Liz

I see some veggies in that photo also, but you didn’t bother to mention them, LOL


46 posted on 07/02/2011 1:39:47 PM PDT by alley cat
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To: saint

What beautiful sentiments! Hope you have the best Fourth of July ever! Thanks for sharing your philosophy.


47 posted on 07/02/2011 1:40:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Put another shrimp on the barbie!

48 posted on 07/02/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Barbeque mutates DNA?

I can see a Hollywood lib horror movie in that!

No wonder we have all these sloping forehead here in the South!


49 posted on 07/02/2011 1:44:38 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Prokopton

That’s one dish I’ve not had-surprisingly. But from what I’ve seen, it looks delicious! Yum is right!


50 posted on 07/02/2011 1:45:06 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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