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Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:26 pm
by chickenchargrill
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.

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:27 am
by boboff
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.

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:00 am
by bill1953
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. :(

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:40 pm
by Millymollymandy
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:

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:34 pm
by Kitty2Sheds
Oooooh I hate ironin' - just going to open a nice bottle of Rouge to wash down the grilled Fillet.....

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:06 pm
by indy
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:

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:12 am
by Hernaic Tom
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).

Re: Will Bovril Kill Me?

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:36 am
by demi
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.