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Man Suffers Heart Attack Eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" at Heart Attack Grill
http://www.medicaldaily.com ^ | Feb 15, 2012

Posted on 02/15/2012 11:41:51 AM PST by Scythian

A man reportedly suffered a heart attack while eating the “Triple Bypass Burger” on Saturday at a Las Vegas restaurant that serves “Bypass” burgers, “Flatliner” fries and free meals to people who weigh over 350 pounds.

An amateur video posted on Youtube shows the unidentified man being wheeled out of the downtown Heart Attack Grill restaurant on a stretcher after he collapsed in the restaurant that employees told KVVU-TV FOX5 looked like a heart attack.

Restaurant owner “Doctor” Jon Basso told the news station that he initially thought it was a joke when a waitress who told him a customer eating a Triple Bypass burger, which estimated to contain about 6,000 calories, was sweating and shaking.

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1 posted on 02/15/2012 11:42:00 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

“Is there a lawyer in the house?”


2 posted on 02/15/2012 11:44:29 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Scythian

Whenever anyone falls off a cliff, breaks their neck from a failing parachute, freezes climbing a mountain, the press are quick to conclude “he/she died doing what they loved the most.”

So where the “died or nearly died” doing what they loved the most mantra?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 11:44:53 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Scythian

Wuss.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 11:45:16 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Scythian

Good grief. Time to shut ‘er down!~sarc. Nobody eats one of anything and has a heart attack. Bad timing is all.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 11:45:23 AM PST by albie
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To: Scythian

If he survives it will be interesting to see if he actually gets a triple bypass.....oh the irony.

6000 calories? Yikes!

I am sure people have heart attacks at Fresh Choice and other so called healthy restaurants.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 11:46:39 AM PST by HerrBlucher (.)
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To: BenLurkin


Sir, would you like death with that ...?
7 posted on 02/15/2012 11:48:51 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Isn’t that how the founder died?


8 posted on 02/15/2012 11:48:59 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Scythian
The worse time to have a heart attack is while you are playing charades....
9 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:17 AM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Scythian


10 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:17 AM PST by avacado
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To: Scythian

Great...now Moochelle will have more reason for her health crusade! If Obama wins another term we will probably need a special Moochelle waiver to be able to eat a Cheeseburger or anything besides Lettuce.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:17 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: albie

I’m sure nobody ever had a heart attack while eating Tofu. /s


12 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:28 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Scythian

If it’s your time this doesn’t sound like a bad way to check out.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:34 AM PST by bereanway
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To: Scythian

How many people suffered heart attacks this week while watching the evening news?


14 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:50 AM PST by digger48
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To: BenLurkin

They cannot claim there was flase advertising in this case!


15 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:56 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BenLurkin

Hey, it says “Heart Attack Grill” on the sign out front.

I’d say this was just a confirmation of truth in advertising.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 11:50:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: albie

I have read that many ‘heart attacks’ come relatively soon after consuming a large meal. The blood rushes to the stomach and intestines area to facilitate the digestion processes, and so the rest of the body is ‘starved’ of needed oxygen to maintain itself. In a normal healthy person this is not a problem.............


17 posted on 02/15/2012 11:50:16 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: avacado

They look good....!!


18 posted on 02/15/2012 11:50:48 AM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Red Badger

Heavy Meals Linked to Heart Attacks
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/412231
New York (MedscapeWire) Nov 15 — A new study suggests that gluttony may trigger a potentially deadly medical complication, such as a heart attack.

Reporting in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Heart Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions, a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher finds that people at risk for heart disease were 4 times more likely than others to suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) soon after eating a big meal.

“To our knowledge, this study is the first to show overeating or having a heavy meal is a risk factor for triggering heart attacks,” said Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, MSc, a cardiology fellow with VA’s Boston Health Care System in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is also on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lopez-Jimenez and colleagues interviewed nearly 2000 patients at 45 different hospitals, including several VA medical centers, shortly after their heart attacks. The researchers asked about possible and proven triggers of heart attack, including “unusually heavy meals.”

They found that 158 patients reported having an unusually heavy meal during the 26 hours preceding the MI. Twenty-five patients had the meal in the 2 hours before the attack, defined by the researchers as the “hazard” period, while only 6 patients reported a large meal the day before, defined by the team as the “control” period.

By comparing the 2 time slots — 24 hours apart — the study controlled for the possibility that time of day, and not the meal itself, was the trigger. The remaining patients in the group of 158 had their heavy meal at various other times in the 26 hours before the heart attack, but no other time period emerged as significant.

The researchers believe there are 2 possible explanations for how a heavy meal could bring on a heart attack. One is that fatty meals may affect the function of the endothelium, the inner layer of the arteries, although details about what the patients ate were not recorded for this study. Another explanation is that eating increases the blood level of norepinephrine, a hormone that acutely raises blood pressure and pulse rate.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 11:53:17 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Scythian
Are you sure it was the burger that caused the heart attack?


20 posted on 02/15/2012 11:53:20 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Scythian

How many people suffered heart attacks this week while watching the evening news?


21 posted on 02/15/2012 11:53:39 AM PST by digger48
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To: Scythian

Other heart Attacks NEVER reported by the media:

1) A man after eating a wheat germ sandwich

2) A homo after a night of engagements with ‘multiple partners’

3) An elderly black woman terrified after a night of violence on her street in which the city forbade her from having a firearm

4) A female after an abortion

5) A vegan who had a heart attack from lack of B12


22 posted on 02/15/2012 11:55:10 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Scythian
What? No BBQ sauce?

23 posted on 02/15/2012 11:55:39 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

You forgot:

6) A woman after waking up at her own funeral

Woman dies of heart attack caused by shock of waking up at her OWN funeral
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007356/Shocked-woman-dies-funeral-heart-attack.html


24 posted on 02/15/2012 12:00:06 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: BenLurkin

Actually, according to Dr. Atkins, the only part of this burger that’s bad for you is the bun. Take that away and you’d have close to 0 carbs.

I’ve been on low carb for 12 years. It lowered my triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 12:00:52 PM PST by albie
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To: Osage Orange; avacado

All that meat and no potatoes...


26 posted on 02/15/2012 12:01:15 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Scythian

Miss the one in Chandler loved the home made all you could eat fries. Stupid mall tried to force the owner to change his motiff. The owner said no strip mall sued so the owner closed Consequently the mall has had a dramatic drop in business since the place closed.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 12:03:48 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Scythian

Maybe he just faked it get out of paying the check.


28 posted on 02/15/2012 12:04:41 PM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Scythian

Well, isn’t that special! Encouraging gluttony.


29 posted on 02/15/2012 12:06:14 PM PST by Jean2
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Meh...survived two so far. What's a third? Bring it, baby!
defib
30 posted on 02/15/2012 12:06:25 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: lightman
All that meat and no potatoes...

Look at the wall behind the girl in post # 20. They do indeed sell them french-fried potaters - cooked in pure lard!

31 posted on 02/15/2012 12:12:12 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: BenLurkin
That would be an interesting trial, because the evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol contribute to heart disease has been falling apart for decades. At the moment it's more of an old wive's tale than scientific fact.

This was published in 2002 in the New York Times of all places:

What if It's All a Big Fat Lie?

Long, but worth the read. This is the last line in the article (a quote from Dr. David Ludwig, a researcher at Harvard Medical School who runs the pediatric obesity clinic at Children's Hospital Boston):

"Can we get the low-fat proponents to apologize?"

32 posted on 02/15/2012 12:12:12 PM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Scythian

Come hungry, die happy.

But seriously, folks, I hope he’s okay.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 12:14:30 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BenLurkin

Well, they can’t get them for false advertising.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 12:14:46 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: BenLurkin
Interesting re 'lawyer' aspect. But hard to sue; given the name of the place. Seems he got what he paid for. At least; no 'covert' advertising or misrepping product.
35 posted on 02/15/2012 12:14:52 PM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: FReepers
Preschooler Forced to Eat Chicken Nuggets After Homemade Lunch Confiscated by Government Agent

A North Carolina elementary school forced a preschool student to eat cafeteria chicken nuggets for lunch on Jan. 30 after officials reportedly determined that her homemade meal wasn’t up to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s standards for healthfulness, according to a report from the Carolina Journal.

The newspaper reported that the four-year-old girl brought a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips and apple juice in her packed lunch from home. That meal didn’t meet with approval from the government agent who was on site inspecting kids’ lunches that day.

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36 posted on 02/15/2012 12:17:56 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: cricket

Heck, they should run with it in their advertising, and perhaps offer a “dead pool” - free meals for the house when someone croaks, say.

Just thinking out loud here...


37 posted on 02/15/2012 12:17:58 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: PowderMonkey

Are those “sides”?


38 posted on 02/15/2012 12:19:18 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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39 posted on 02/15/2012 12:23:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Scythian

Say Goodbye to the Heart Attack Grill.

By the time Moochelle, Morgan Spurlock and the Ambulance Chasers get done with them the owners won’t have enough cash for the dollar menu at Wendys.


40 posted on 02/15/2012 12:23:36 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Brookhaven
That would be an interesting trial, because the evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol contribute to heart disease has been falling apart for decades. At the moment it's more of an old wive's tale than scientific fact.

Doublefacepalm.jpg

Do you seriously believe a diet high in both those items does not lead to heart disease?

You need to visit a good non biased nutrition site. One that is not pushing a fad diet.

41 posted on 02/15/2012 12:24:09 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Le Chien Rouge

and don’t forget

6) A Freeper who advocates Romney and get’s FreepRolled (similiar to Rick Rolled but not near as funny ...)


42 posted on 02/15/2012 12:27:03 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Charles Martel

There’s also a wall behind those burgers?


43 posted on 02/15/2012 12:36:16 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Scythian

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - possibly permanently.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by Wordkraft
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To: Brookhaven
This book explains a lot about what is wrong with our diets. It's not a diet book, instead a lifestyle book. I have made the change...


45 posted on 02/15/2012 12:44:25 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: trailhkr1
I have been going to a non-biased site: pubmed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) where you can read the actual studies.

If you take the time to read the actual studies, you'll see that the focus shifted away from saturated fat to cholesterol decades ago. Now the focus has shifted to coronary inflammation, pattern-B LDL, and lp(a).

The original hypothesis form the 1950's that saturated fat was never proven, but the scientific community ran with it because the were confident it eventually would be proven true (it takes decades to run these studies). It never was proven true.

The same was true for cholesterol, because cholesterol can't be lowered strictly by diet (you liver makes 85% of your cholesterol normally, and has more than enough capacity to make 100% if you stop eating cholesterol entirely), so nobody has ever been able to run an actual study--without drugs--that shows lowering cholesterol reduced heart disease.

If you're still confident that cholesterol is behind heart disease, explain the results from this UCLA study:

http://www.ahjonline.com/article/S0002-8703(08)00717-5/fulltext

They looked at cholesterol levels of heart attack patients admitted to the hospital after a heart attack (the got hold of the data for 59% of all heart attack victims in the USA for a multi-year period). What did they find? The people with low cholesterol had 75% of the heart attacks--75%.

And, what percentage of heart attack victims had high cholesteral (both high HDL & high LDL)? 0.7%. That's less than 1%; that's only 7 out of 1,000; that's darn near zero.

The people that have high cholesterol are not the ones having the heart attacks. That's clear from this UCLA study.

46 posted on 02/15/2012 12:52:41 PM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Brookhaven
From a Harvard study.

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/fats-full-story/

With headlines like “Saturated Fat is Not Your Heart’s Enemy,” and “NOT GUILTY: The Long-Standing Vilification of Saturated Fat Finally Turning to Vindication,”(23,24) some of the media and blog coverage of these studies would have you believe that scientists had given a green light to eating bacon, butter, and cheese. But that’s an oversimplified and erroneous interpretation. Read the study and subsequent studies more closely, and the message is more nuanced: Cutting back on saturated fat can be good for health if people replace saturated fat with good fats, especially, polyunsaturated fats. (16,25)  Eating good fats in place of saturated fat lowers the “bad” LDL cholesterol, and it improves the ratio of total cholesterol to “good” HDL cholesterol, lowering the risk of heart disease. Eating good fats in place of saturated fat can also help prevent insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. (26) 

47 posted on 02/15/2012 1:17:56 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: avacado

Was that Burger or Beaver I’m confused.


48 posted on 02/15/2012 1:18:43 PM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: dfwgator
I’m sure nobody ever had a heart attack while eating Tofu

No, they usually choke to death.

49 posted on 02/15/2012 1:19:02 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Brookhaven
"Can we get the low-fat proponents to apologize?"

Yes, people thought low fat diets were good but your body needs good fats such as polyunsatuarated.

You need good fats, not trans or saturated fats.

50 posted on 02/15/2012 1:25:50 PM PST by trailhkr1
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