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Fried food heart risk 'a myth'
The Telegraph ^ | January 25, 2012 | Stephen Adams

Posted on 01/25/2012 2:54:55 PM PST by PJ-Comix

They say there is mounting research that it is the type of oil used, and whether or not it has been used before, that really matters.

The latest study, published in the British Medical Journal, found no association between the frequency of fried food consumption in Spain - where olive and sunflower oils are mostly used - and the incidence of serious heart disease.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: canolaoil; cholesterol; diet; food; friedfood; friedfoods; gotellmichelle; health; heartdisease; oliveoil
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Another health myth bites the dust. And remember when egg yolks were supposed to increase your cholesterol? So is it okay now to eat movie theater popcorn popped in Coconut oil?
1 posted on 01/25/2012 2:55:01 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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2 posted on 01/25/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Until next week, or when the Corn oil Lobby sends more money to researchers.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I won’t buy any product that has cottonseed oil in it.

Funny thing is you find cottonseed oil in a lot of cookies, crackers, pies, etc., but I have never found a bottle of cottonseed oil on the store shelves.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 3:00:12 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: PJ-Comix

Moderation in all things, including moderation.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 3:01:08 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Most types of vegetable oil I might agree with, but if you’re still frying with good old lard then I can’t believe it isn’t going to kill you eventually.

Just like in the movie City Slickers when Curly died - “The man ate bacon three meals a day... You just can’t DO that!”

But man does it taste good...


6 posted on 01/25/2012 3:03:16 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: PJ-Comix

Spaniards have a different diet than Americans. They don’t consume fried foods like Americans do.


7 posted on 01/25/2012 3:03:25 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: PJ-Comix

Anyone remember the Woody Allen movie “Sleeper?”

Guy is put in suspended animation and wake sup 100 years in the future, when it’s been discovered that the best health foods are alcohol, fatty foods, and cigarettes!


8 posted on 01/25/2012 3:03:36 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: PJ-Comix

Back in a college physiology class (15 years ago or so), our professor talked at length about cholesterol and it’s interaction in the diet and body, etc. The topic of cholesterol in the diet came up and was discussed at length. Your body will make cholesterol (it’s a hormone) and dispose of cholesterol at its leisure. Your genes have far more to do with the equation than your diet ever did, or could. Overall diet and health (and moreso, genetics) are more meaningful than whether you ate something fried in lard or peanut oil (there is no significant cholesterol in anything that is not from animals anyway, btw).

And don’t even get me started on the “Low fat” garbage. What a crock!


9 posted on 01/25/2012 3:03:43 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: PJ-Comix

Got 80,000 miles on my F-250 Ford pick up running on 100% veggy oil. It hasn’t gained an ounce and still has lots of heart. What would have cost $14,000 plus to operate on dino diesel only cost $3,000 thanks to soy juice.


10 posted on 01/25/2012 3:10:30 PM PST by Captain PJ
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To: Abathar

I love frying in a Wok. It’s fun because you can be quite creative.


11 posted on 01/25/2012 3:10:57 PM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: Abathar
Most types of vegetable oil I might agree with, but if you’re still frying with good old lard then I can’t believe it isn’t going to kill you eventually.


12 posted on 01/25/2012 3:11:52 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: PJ-Comix

This has been pretty well known for a while. The problem is all the oil that tastes good is bad for you.


13 posted on 01/25/2012 3:12:55 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: PJ-Comix
I certainly believe that your diet affects your health and that some aspects of the American diet must be bad -- we are getting pretty fat after all. But the competing claims against this or for that are pretty frustrating.

It would seem to me that, by now, scientists would be able to trace the progress of something like trans-fats (just as an example) through the digestive process and follow its entry into the bloodstream determining its ultimate effects on the body.

Instead, it appears, we are subject to a never-ending parade of "studies" which can only -- at best -- find a correlation between the ingestion of a food and the relative health of the population in the study. It's not so much science as statistics.

I don't know. Maybe all the really good scientists have been bought off to study global warming.

14 posted on 01/25/2012 3:14:55 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: RC one

I thought that everything you eat, your body turns it into sugar ,no matter what .


15 posted on 01/25/2012 3:19:13 PM PST by molson209
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To: Abathar
...if you’re still frying with good old lard then I can’t believe it isn’t going to kill you eventually.

My mother traded lard for Wesson oil and it killed her...at the age of 94... she was taking her first heart Rx ... that might have killed her.

16 posted on 01/25/2012 3:20:12 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: PJ-Comix

WOW! Another Flaming Liberal BS Myth BUSTED!!!


17 posted on 01/25/2012 3:26:54 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: A'elian' nation

Cottonseed oil isn’t classified as a food, even though it’s used in lots of processed fried foods.

Because of this they don’t have to comply with all sorts of laws and regulations when growing and using cottonseed oil.

It’s also one of the least healthy oils you can eat anyhow.
But it’s the cheapest oil so they use it all over the place. If the package says “one or more of these oils” bet that it’s 90%+ cottonseed if it is listed


18 posted on 01/25/2012 3:28:12 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: lonestar

My German great-grandmother ate like...a German (a REAL German, not these sissy-modern style ones), all her life, and lived to be 99. But, her Irish husband, had a heart attack in his twenties (maybe due to her butter-laden German cooking?)


19 posted on 01/25/2012 3:29:41 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: A'elian' nation
"I won’t buy any product that has cottonseed oil in it."

Then you are making a mistake. Cottonseed oil is one of the healthiest oils there is. You should do some reading on it. The reason that you don't find it on the average grocery store shelf is because it is not cheap or in demand.

You can buy cottonseed oil on Amazon. There are many, many healthy oils that you won't generally find, unless you go to a specialty store or order it online. Avacado, walnut, grapeseed and pecan are just some of them. For the most part, people use those in salad dressing because of the wonderful flavors. It is very expensive to deep fry in them, but cottonseed oil is not as expensive.

20 posted on 01/25/2012 3:30:50 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: discostu
"The problem is all the oil that tastes good is bad for you."

That is not the case at all. Grapeseed oil is delicious, as are almond oil, walnut and pecan.

21 posted on 01/25/2012 3:34:25 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: All

Chicken Fried Bacon / Sausage Gravy Dip
Another reason why America will ALWAYS be on top. The beautiful, greasy details:

Chicken fried bacon consists of bacon strips dredged in batter and deep fried, like chicken fried steak. It is an American dish that was introduced in the early 1990s. Frank Sodolak of Sodolak’s Original Country Inn in Snook, Texas, is credited as having invented it. It is usually served as an appetizer with a white “country” or cream gravy for dipping and sauce….

In recent years, the dish has made its way across America and it is served in Chicago at the Risque Cafe in Lake View.…and Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse, Waltham, Massachusetts......…lovers of fried bacon speak passionately about its qualities: “The moment when the crackle of the crust gives way to the fatty, salty taste of the pork is truly transcendent.” …Jane Hurley, senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., stated she’s “never heard of anything worse.”

22 posted on 01/25/2012 3:35:03 PM PST by Liz
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To: Mount Athos

Your entire post is full of untruths. Cottonseed oil has proven to be one of the healthiest.


23 posted on 01/25/2012 3:35:52 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Liz

Chicken fried bacon absolutely ROCKS!


24 posted on 01/25/2012 3:40:25 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: dragonblustar

LOL!


25 posted on 01/25/2012 3:42:12 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: NakedRampage

German beer vs Irish whiskey!


26 posted on 01/25/2012 3:53:02 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

You actually ate this greasy perfection?


27 posted on 01/25/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by Liz
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To: A'elian' nation; discostu
Here is a report on cottonseed oil. The Texas Medical Center is one of the foremost heart-related hospitals in the world.
28 posted on 01/25/2012 3:56:29 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Liz

Only every chance I get. The restaurant that introduced chicken fried bacon also has one of the best chicken fried steaks you’ll ever put in your mouth!


29 posted on 01/25/2012 3:59:05 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Liz

I WANT SOME!!!


30 posted on 01/25/2012 4:09:16 PM PST by livius
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To: Redbob

Thee is such a thing as edible tobacco.

And it is one of the highest sources of the B vitamins on the planet!

They knew very well when one of the B vitamins was discovered that it was closely related to nicotine. One of the names is “nicotinic acid”. But they decided at the time that they didn’t want people to make that association and think smoking was good for you, so they gave it the generic name “niacin”.

Burning the tobacco DOES destroy it, so you can’t get your B vitamins by smoking...


31 posted on 01/25/2012 4:16:23 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: Politics4US
"Spaniards have a different diet than Americans. They don’t consume fried foods like Americans do."

And they have a different lifestyle. Businesses close their doors after lunch for a couple of hours for siesta, usually with wine.

32 posted on 01/25/2012 4:16:52 PM PST by anglian
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To: PJ-Comix

There are lots of ups and downs to this.

First of all, the best way to gain weight is the combination of carbohydrates and fats. However, if you are overweight, eating little or no carbohydrates, and a lot of protein and fat, and you will likely lose a lot of weight.

A high carbohydrate and low fat diet can be very bad for your health, possibly creating a fatty liver, high triglycerides, etc.

Coconut oil is a rarity, in that it is a “medium chain triglyceride”, which is absorbed directly and does not have to take the extensive route that most fats and oils do to be digested. It is very useful for people who have a hard time with their digestion of fats and oils.


33 posted on 01/25/2012 4:23:48 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
You've been misled. Cottonseed oil is toxic in all forms, from raw to fully processed.

Dangers of Cottonseed Oil

What's the Truth about Cottoseed oil.

34 posted on 01/25/2012 4:42:16 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Liz

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Stop that! ;o)


35 posted on 01/25/2012 4:52:09 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
BS. Here is Marlene Alphonse's background info: graduate in English Literature. Also hold a diploma degree in Translation Techniques. Interests and Hobbies: Reading and listening to music are my favorite ways to beat stress. Writing gives me a divine pleasure and allows me to scale new heights in this beautiful world of creativity and imagination.

This woman is nothing more than an enlightened liberal who hates anything GMO and thinks that weeds are pretty little plants that should have civil rights.

Think I'll stick with the doctors on this one. Ms. Alphonse is obviously playing loose with her creativity and imagination.

36 posted on 01/25/2012 4:58:01 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Extracted oils are 100% fat!! Why would anyone use them? And never mind heart disease, havent you noticed how fat everyone is?? Gimme a break, people. Fried food LOL!! Keep it up!


37 posted on 01/25/2012 4:59:00 PM PST by southern rock
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

We used to buy cottonseed cake to feed our cows. None of them fell over dead.


38 posted on 01/25/2012 5:03:39 PM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: BfloGuy
I certainly believe that your diet affects your health and that some aspects of the American diet must be bad -- we are getting pretty fat after all. But the competing claims against this or for that are pretty frustrating.

When people do Atkins, HCG, or Paleo diets the weight comes right off. It's pretty clear that the government food pyramid and its ridiculous overweighting of grains is the main culprit.

39 posted on 01/25/2012 5:05:51 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: southern rock
Extracted oils are 100% fat!! Why would anyone use them? And never mind heart disease, havent you noticed how fat everyone is?? Gimme a break, people. Fried food LOL!! Keep it up!

Because most of your body's energy expenditure is through fat oxidation? And fat is the primary fuel of the heart (and glucose for the CNS). If you're consuming a diet that is in excess of energy needs, the protein and glucose are preferentially burned, shifting substrate oxidation away from fats. The excess energy intake, in the form of dietary fats, is then stored in adipose tissue.
40 posted on 01/25/2012 5:05:55 PM PST by aruanan
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To: PJ-Comix

I love chicken fried in WD-40, it tastes great and I have good memories about all the old lawnmowers I’ve fixed.


41 posted on 01/25/2012 5:09:38 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Mr. Jeeves
When people do Atkins, HCG, or Paleo diets the weight comes right off.

Same result with the Engine 2 diet, or any diet which is whole-food, plant-based.

42 posted on 01/25/2012 5:11:42 PM PST by southern rock
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To: True Republican Patriot

WOW! Another Flaming Liberal BS Myth BUSTED!!!


Do you know that the claim that smoking cigarettes is unhealthy is just another flaming liberal BS myth? sarc/


43 posted on 01/25/2012 5:16:10 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: southern rock

My food eats plants. Does that count?


44 posted on 01/25/2012 5:17:47 PM PST by EEGator
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To: RC one
Moderation in all things, including moderation.

Hahahaha...That's good right there...I'm gonna lay that on the Pastor Sunday.

45 posted on 01/25/2012 5:23:26 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: JDW11235

yep! agree!

My Grandma is 98 years old. Loves hotdogs! Yes HOTDOGS, she would eat them exclusively given the chance.

She cooked fried foods too.

My other Grandma was 94 years old and was healthy until she broke her hip. She was another fried foods person. fried chicken, fried porkchops, hamburgers, etc.

Oh and... they were overweight as well.


46 posted on 01/25/2012 5:24:54 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; BfloGuy
I certainly believe that your diet affects your health and that some aspects of the American diet must be bad -- we are getting pretty fat after all. But the competing claims against this or for that are pretty frustrating.

When people do Atkins, HCG, or Paleo diets the weight comes right off. It's pretty clear that the government food pyramid and its ridiculous overweighting of grains is the main culprit.


The main culprits are intake of more energy than you expend and reduced levels of energy expenditure during the ordinary activities of life compared to 50 and 100 years ago. If someone is losing fat mass on an Atkins or other diet, it's simply because energy intake is less than energy expenditure. If anyone gains fat mass, it's simply because energy intake is greater than energy expenditure. It's no more mysterious than this and that if you have a higher level of fat in a meal, you're more likely to stay satiated longer. If you're satiated longer, you experience the urge to eat (well, from hunger at least) less often.
47 posted on 01/25/2012 5:25:06 PM PST by aruanan
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To: csmusaret

I don’t know about other areas of the US, but just about every cow in the south and in Texas has been fed cottonseed. There is nothing poison about it. Last year it was very expensive and fed a bit less, but it is high nutrition for cattle.


48 posted on 01/25/2012 5:25:27 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

That is so true, I have lost 80 pounds. AND I have kept it off.

ALL of it because of a low-carb diet.


49 posted on 01/25/2012 5:32:42 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: aruanan

You are also right, The lower carb diet is mostly Meat and vegetables. High carb raises sugar levels in your system much faster and then drops more quickly which is when your body signals it is “hungry”.

By eating the foods that take a much longer time to turn to sugar the body doesn’t give the signal nearly as often as someone eating sugary, high carb foods.

You simply do not feel hungry.


50 posted on 01/25/2012 5:37:22 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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