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Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior
studyfinds.org ^ | 9/10/2018 | Terra Marquette

Posted on 09/11/2018 7:40:00 AM PDT by rktman

Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered an apparent link between consumption of nitrate-cured meats and hospitalization for mania, an elevated mood characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.

Manic episodes, which are associated with bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, may last for weeks or months and can lead to delusional thinking and risk-taking behavior. Researchers seeking to find what factors, other than genetics, cause these abnormal mood states were surprised to find a peculiar dietary link.

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KEYWORDS: bacon; baconmania; basicfoodgroup; belongsinbloggers; curedmeats; disorders; mania; mentalillness; mmmmmmmbacon; nitrates
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Call me crazy! To paraphrase a song: "If Eating Bacon Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right." I did notice some other odd "studies" at this location. Hopefully nobody suffers a bunch of pop ups. I didn't get any. Extra crispy please.
1 posted on 09/11/2018 7:40:00 AM PDT by rktman
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Thank you, Edward Bernays.


2 posted on 09/11/2018 7:41:12 AM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: rktman

“Here, Hold my Bacon and watch THIS!”


3 posted on 09/11/2018 7:41:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rktman

Baloney.


4 posted on 09/11/2018 7:42:09 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: rktman
Baconflip
5 posted on 09/11/2018 7:42:16 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: rktman

ROTFL. If “cured meats” can do this, imagine what the smell of stinky sneaker socks can do to you.


6 posted on 09/11/2018 7:42:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: rktman

>>mania, an elevated mood characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.

Ahh, “experts” and “studies”. What is wrong with “an elevated mood characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia” anyway?


7 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:12 AM PDT by Bryanw92
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No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! No it doesn’t! ....


8 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:17 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: rktman

I know I get extremely depressed when I run out of bacon!


9 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:20 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: rktman

I'M fine....................

10 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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Okay, first, blog, not News.

Second, not on “Excerpt Only” list, so not clickbait.
Plus it was a copy of someone else’s article anyway, pasted on another blog. So here is the rest.

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“We looked at a number of different dietary exposures and cured meat really stood out,” says lead author Robert Yolken, a professor of neurovirology in pediatrics with the university, in a statement. “It wasn’t just that people with mania have an abnormal diet.”

Researchers collected 10 years of demographic, health and dietary data on 1,101 adults aged 18 through 65, some with and some without psychiatric disorders. The authors were originally hunting for a relationship between psychiatric disorders and exposure to food-transmitted viruses when the nitrate connection was made. When researchers studied patient records, they were taken aback to find that people hospitalized for mania had a history of eating cured meats about 3.5 times higher than the group without a psychiatric disorder.

Nitrates, used as preservatives for cured meats, have been associated with cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers now wondered about a possible manic connection.

Intrigued by the nitrate link, this same group of researchers carried out dietary experiments on rats. Rats were divided into two groups, with one group eating a normal rat chow diet and the other receiving the normal diet plus the equivalent of a hot dog or a snack-size portion of beef jerky every other day. “We tried to make sure the amount of nitrate used in the experiment was in the range of what people might reasonably be eating,” says Yolken.

Researchers found that the nitrate-eating rats developed mania-like hyperactivity and irregular sleeping patterns within two weeks after nitrates were added to their diet. They also had different gut bacteria in their intestines and some brain differences that might be related to bipolar disorder.

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“There’s growing evidence that germs in the intestines can influence the brain,” adds Yolken. “And this work on nitrates opens the door for future studies on how that may be happening.”

Researchers caution that their findings do not prove a direct cause and effect between eating cured meats and developing mania. Chomping down on the occasional hot dog is not going to produce a manic episode in most people. But cured meats do seem to be one factor among several that might tip the scales toward mania and bipolar disorder.

Because of the limits of this study, researchers want to see a more definitive study that establishes time frames and quantities of cured-meat consumption.

“Future work on this association could lead to dietary interventions to help reduce the risk of manic episodes in those who have bipolar disorder or who are otherwise vulnerable to mania,” says Yolken.

The full study was published in Molecular Psychiatry.


11 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:42 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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My study finds that the website studyfinds is a room full of fruit loops !


12 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:55 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (;I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.” Sherlock Holmes)
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To: rktman

Take away my bacon and I’ll show you manic...

Bacon is my spirit animal!


13 posted on 09/11/2018 7:43:58 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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I like having manic episodes. In fact, I don’t have enough of them, so I’ve got three slices of thick bacon cooking now to have with my breakfast!


14 posted on 09/11/2018 7:44:07 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: rktman

So the next time you need to cram for those exams, put down the adderal and pick up a couple of baconators


15 posted on 09/11/2018 7:44:26 AM PDT by z3n
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To: proust
Thank you, Edward Bernays.

Don't be saucy with me, Bernaise ...


16 posted on 09/11/2018 7:44:32 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Democrats are National Socialists)
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To: rktman

Isn’t it great to be in country where simple journalists remind us daily of what to eat, drink, read, watch, and even smell, for our own good?

How would we get by without daily warnings about climate change, asteroids approaching, and automobile recalls?

Those crafty writers, strapped for a subject to write about, always come up with the cleverest things, like, “drive carefully on wet streets”, “be sure to check you pipes in freezing weather”.

You can somehow tell they’re just out of journalism school, and want to share their life’s knowledge with unwashed masses.

We are so blessed....


17 posted on 09/11/2018 7:44:34 AM PDT by FrankR (IF it wasn't for the "F-word", and it's deritiives, the left would have no message at all.)
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18 posted on 09/11/2018 7:44:42 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If you’re French, it’ll turn you on or make you crave cheese...............


19 posted on 09/11/2018 7:44:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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Damn right I’m manic if there’s no bacon in the house.


20 posted on 09/11/2018 7:45:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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