January 14, 2005

*NEWSFLASH* -- Anything you put in your body will cause cancer

January 12, 2005

BY JIM RITTER Health Reporter

Eating lots of red meat and processed meat can increase the risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a major study has found.

But a separate study found eating lots of fruits and vegetables did not protect against breast cancer. Both studies are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In the meat study, American Cancer Society researchers examined surveys of nearly 150,000 adults. Men and women aged 50 to 74 were asked about their eating habits in 1982 and 1992-93, and were followed through 2001.

Those who ate at least three ounces of red meat per day in both surveys were 29 percent more likely to get cancer in the distal colon near the rectum than those who ate little or no red meat. Among those who ate the highest amounts of processed meat, the risk was 50 percent higher.

Red meat includes beef, pork, ham and liver. Processed meat includes bacon, sausage, hot dogs, ham, bologna, salami and lunchmeat. Three ounces is equivalent to a large fast-food hamburger

::puts down fork::


::grabs bottle of A1 and pours onto plate containing 18oz New York Strip and commences the devouring process::

Give me a break. If you can stomach the rest of the article, it later recommends eating FISH instead of meat.

For starters, the article failed to mention that we should eat wild fish rather than farm-raised fish (such as catfish, for example). Why? Because apparently the water supply on these farms are compromised with chemicals and the such.

Secondly, if you put a plate of blackened or cajun salmon in front of me and then a nice sirloin cut next to it and ask me to choose, --I'm going to knock you out and eat BOTH OF THEM.

Why do I sense PETA is somehow behind this sceme...to gradually scare everyone off of every living food source.


Posted by Kyer at January 14, 2005 12:00 AM