Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Research

I try to keep up with some of the new research that is out there but UGH. It can be so irritating? disheartening? conflicting? exciting?

So when I found this article that links red meat to cancer I was disappointed.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A43IG20101105
I was thinking here we go again. They have linked dihydrogen oxide to cancer also. You know that thing called water! And there is also evidence that meat high in conjugated linoleic acids will help prevent certain cancers. http://www.mercola.com/beef/cla.htm

Then Harvard came out with a study about eating unprocessed red meat and how it is not linked to heart disease or diabetes.
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2010-releases/processed-meats-unprocessed-heart-disease-diabetes.html

But they said the heart health benefits were not covered by processed red meats.

Then, this study http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/449747/nitrates_and_nitrites_may_increase.html?cat=5

Says the nitrites in processed meats are good for heart health and may help overcome heart attacks.

I guess it just depends on what you like to eat what you want to believe. For me- I think I will stick with bacon and hot dogs in moderation- you know like only one meal per day. I will also continue doing what I think is the best form of exercise- feeding the livestock that feeds America.

2 comments:

  1. A big thank you for continuing your form of 'exercise'! My hubby 'exercises" in a slightly different way then you do...
    Lets just say sheep like him ;)

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  2. Thanks Tina. I wouldn't tell too many people that sheep like your husband. :)

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