Will Bovril Kill Me?

Politics, news, current affairs and anything else that you think should be here goes here.
User avatar
chickenchargrill
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 463
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:32 pm
Location: derby

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #256578 chickenchargrill
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:26 pm

The bowl cancer is totally their typo.

Edit: AND latest findings with regards to angina etc are due to a swelling of the arteries, not a clogging. The poor cholesterol is just there trying to block up the holes to stop nasty small cholesterol and what-have-you getting through the walls of the arteries.

User avatar
boboff
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1809
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:29 am
Location: Gunnislake,Cornwall

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #256591 boboff
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:27 am

Acute Angina, my wife has.....

Sorry.

What I heard on the new was that it was something like 18% more deaths from people who ate Red meat daily, and 30% more deaths from people who ate Processed Meat daily. The deaths mentioned with Heart disease and Stroke I think. Plus it was a massive study, something like 65,000 people over 20 years in America.

It struck me that, with most studies, you get the headline numbers but not the details or the intelligence of interpretation.

Common sence of a little of what you fancy does no harm, seems not to apply in the modern world.
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

http://boboffs.blogspot.co.uk/

User avatar
bill1953
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 367
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:50 am
latitude: 53.95
longitude: 8.95
Location: Béal Átha na Muice, Maigh Eo, Eire

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #256592 bill1953
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:00 am

boboff wrote:Acute Angina, my wife has.....

Sorry.

What I heard on the new was that it was something like 18% more deaths from people who ate Red meat daily, and 30% more deaths from people who ate Processed Meat daily. The deaths mentioned with Heart disease and Stroke I think. Plus it was a massive study, something like 65,000 people over 20 years in America.

It struck me that, with most studies, you get the headline numbers but not the details or the intelligence of interpretation.

Common sence of a little of what you fancy does no harm, seems not to apply in the modern world.


Quite agree with you Boboff and have had this train of thought since reading years ago about a lady in Dublin leaving a health food shop with laden bags and having travelled not more than a few yards being fatally injured by a bus. :(
Just because you see two eyes shining in the jungle at night, do not think that the worse thing that could happen is that you are about to be attacked by a tiger. It could be two one-eyed tigers.

User avatar
Millymollymandy
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 17637
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 6:09 am
Location: Brittany, France

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #256602 Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:40 pm

You can't win, I was just reading something last week telling me that red meat IS good for us, because of all the iron in it or something. :dontknow:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

Kitty2Sheds
margo - newbie
margo - newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:54 pm

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #256842 Kitty2Sheds
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:34 pm

Oooooh I hate ironin' - just going to open a nice bottle of Rouge to wash down the grilled Fillet.....

indy
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 493
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 11:21 am
Location: Dorset, England

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #257058 indy
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:06 pm

Everything in moderation never did harm is my motto, is like that debate over butter v marg, would rather have something natural than not personally :roll:
Sing like nobody's listening, live like there's no tomorrow, dance like nobody's watching and love like you've never been hurt.

Hernaic Tom
Tom Good
Tom Good
Posts: 65
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:34 pm
latitude: 51 N
longitude: 1 E
Location: Colchester, Essex, England

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #257099 Hernaic Tom
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:12 am

It's one of those "Scary statistics" that, when boiled down to its actual figures, is not so scary.

Headlines say things like "Daily Pork increases risk of bowel cancer by 20%"

20% seems like a lot, but if the risk to an average person of getting bowel cancer is 5% to begin with, an increase of 20% means that the risk of contracting bowel cancer is still only 6% if you eat pork every day (for example).

User avatar
demi
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1124
Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 6:03 pm
latitude: 41° 50' N
longitude: 22° 00' E
Location: Prilep, Macedonia

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Post: #257110 demi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:36 am

yes the media exadurate and twist things to sell papers.
however, meat IS carcinogenous and plants ARE cancer inhibitors.
so taken from that just dont eat too much meat and eat loads of fruit and veg. and the more natural your food is the better it is for you, ie free from pestacides and preservatives ect.
if you want to be a health freak, be vegeterian. or for the aminal welfare side of things. basically the less meat we eat will reduce our 'chances' of cancer. there are no garentees, and you could get hit by a bus.
Tim Minchin - The Good Book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1I3mBojc0

'If you just close your eyes and block your ears, to the acumulated knowlage of the last 2000 years,
then morally guess what your off the hook, and thank Christ you only have to read one book'


Return to “I read the news today, oh boy.”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests