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Sausages, bacon tied to early deaths?
indiatimes.com ^ | Mar 8, 2013, 07.25 AM IST | Kounteya Sinha, TNN |

Posted on 03/07/2013 7:11:50 PM PST by BenLurkin

LONDON: The bacon and sausage on your plate or those steaming hot pies are increasing your chances of premature death from cancer and heart disease. Processed meat is to blame for one in 30 early deaths, a large-scale study has now found.

The EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study involving 10 countries and 23 centres in Europe and almost half a million people has found that risk of premature death increased with the amount of processed meat eaten by a person. According to the study, even one sausage a day is bad for your health.

The researchers say that salting, curing and smoking of meat gives rise to carcinogens like nitrosamines, and these may be the cause of the increased cancer mortality.

Processed meat products are also high in cholesterol and saturated fats, which are linked with increased risk of heart and circulatory disease.

Professor Sabine Rohrmann from the University of Zurich, who led this analysis explained, "Risks of dying earlier from cancer and cardiovascular disease increased with the amount of processed meat eaten such as sausages, salami or ham. Overall, we estimate that 3% of premature deaths each year could be prevented if people ate less than 20g processed meat per day."

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: bacon; carcinogens; epic; foodnazis; morebs; sausage; scaretactics
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1 posted on 03/07/2013 7:11:52 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Oh well, we all have to die anyway. One of life’s guarantees, along with taxes, eh?


2 posted on 03/07/2013 7:15:22 PM PST by john drake
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To: BenLurkin

Congress must act to register sausage and bacon. Anyone buying or consuming it should be prosecuted. The clandestine sale of these items must be tracked and violators prosecuted with the full weight of the government.


3 posted on 03/07/2013 7:18:30 PM PST by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: BenLurkin

This is why I only eat bacon and sausages late in the evening.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 7:19:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: BenLurkin

If loving bacon is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 7:20:20 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: BenLurkin
BACON!


6 posted on 03/07/2013 7:20:45 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: BenLurkin

This was placed on FR earlier today!


7 posted on 03/07/2013 7:21:51 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

Oh NO!!!!!!

What WILL we DO???


8 posted on 03/07/2013 7:25:26 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: BenLurkin

Some will find other uses.

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9 posted on 03/07/2013 7:25:29 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: BenLurkin
My grandfather was a farmer. Worked his entire life on his farm. He ate bacon and eggs or sausage almost all the time.

He died 3 months short of his 93rd birthday.

I guess if he didn't eat bacon and sausage, he might still be alive today.

10 posted on 03/07/2013 7:26:39 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: BenLurkin

Just go with the bread, cheese, and wine diet., with the occasional chocolate antioxidant component.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 7:27:46 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BenLurkin
Who paid for this study?

12 posted on 03/07/2013 7:28:23 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1
Who paid for this study?

The Pig Defense League.

13 posted on 03/07/2013 7:29:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BitWielder1

Probably Sasquatch. She wanted it all to herself.

JMO


14 posted on 03/07/2013 7:29:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: mountn man

Exactly. If you work hard it’s fine. If you’re a lazy fat ass, not so much.

I remember eggs being bad. I eat two a day every day from my own chickens.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 7:29:49 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: BenLurkin

One day with Bath-House Barry in office will elevate your blood pressure exceedingly more than having bacon with breakfast.

(and it smells better, too.)


16 posted on 03/07/2013 7:31:16 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: BenLurkin
Bacon Bomb

The Bacon Bomb

17 posted on 03/07/2013 7:31:16 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: BenLurkin

According to the hog unions processed meats are killing their members herd by herd.

“First they came for the sows ears, then the pork rinds, when they came for the sausage it was all over.”, Porky Pig.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 7:33:18 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: BenLurkin

Living life is dangerous business.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 7:36:39 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: BenLurkin

In other breaking news; Total abstention from food of any kind will usually lead to very premature death.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 7:39:04 PM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: BenLurkin

Except in the case of Gertrude Baines, who lived to be 115 on a diet of bacon and eggs.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 7:39:24 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: mountn man

Was the bacon your grandfather ate cured?

The nitrates put in store bought bacon aren’t so good for us.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 7:42:55 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

Most of the bacon and sausage he ate was store bought.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 7:44:26 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

“He died 3 months short of his 93rd birthday.”

Mine had the same lifestyle. He was still riding a motorcycle at 93. He made it to 96.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 7:45:11 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Drango
How 'bout this ... BACON *and* a man in uniform?? :-)

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25 posted on 03/07/2013 7:47:22 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I'm familiar with that diet!
26 posted on 03/07/2013 7:48:15 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: CrazyIvan

My grandfather STRAPPED ON his old ice skates, when he was 75, and skated on his pond. Just to prove to himself that he still could.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 7:48:23 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: BenLurkin
I could have told you that!
28 posted on 03/07/2013 7:56:51 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: BenLurkin

To an Italian (like me) a hunk of Italian bread and a slice of sopresatta is like heroin......


29 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:46 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: BenLurkin

30 posted on 03/07/2013 8:09:29 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: mountn man

I too was thinking of my grandfather. They ate cured meats because there was no refrigeration, their meat staples were ham, bacon, and ham hocks for seasoning...lard for frying. They ate pork because it was cheaper to raise than cows, and as my dad tells it, you didn’t kill a chicken unless the preacher was coming for dinner (too valuable for the eggs they produced.)

Grandpa lived to be in his 90s. His favorite part of the ham was the “cracklin’;”


31 posted on 03/07/2013 8:12:38 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: dvan

Perhaps they can use drones to detect, prosecute and murder the offending sausage dealers, I dunno, just a thought.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 8:14:29 PM PST by slouper (Love it or leave it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t know how long I would want to live eating cous-cous and leaves every day. Eighty years? I don’t think so; that sort of diet would be a prison sentence.


35 posted on 03/07/2013 8:18:14 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Aria

I saw nitrate free bacon in Kroger the other day. Interesting, must be pretty new on the market.

Nitrates or not, bacon is God’s food. That settles it.


36 posted on 03/07/2013 8:18:39 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: BenLurkin

After eating all the bacon and sausage he liked my grand dad says he should have died in 1792 ...


37 posted on 03/07/2013 8:26:06 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BenLurkin
NOOOooooo!!!!


38 posted on 03/07/2013 8:33:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Victor

Mmmmm Sopressa...


39 posted on 03/07/2013 8:36:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: vbmoneyspender

They’re much better tasting with champagne.......


40 posted on 03/07/2013 8:41:29 PM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: john drake

Yeah, but as long as I’m able to eat me some pork and PO some islamic nut bags, I’m good. Hopefully it’ll PO some radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbags for some reason too. Maybe some peta scummers too.................(maniacal laughter.........)


41 posted on 03/07/2013 8:54:12 PM PST by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: BenLurkin

I switched from bacon to lean ham.

It probably won’t help at all


42 posted on 03/07/2013 8:57:42 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: BenLurkin

Balderdash...
Here a bacon, there a bacon...
My favorite place for breakfast is Shoney’s...endless bacon...pure pig-out time...


43 posted on 03/07/2013 9:03:56 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Terry L Smith

It was????............Good grief.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 9:35:29 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: BenLurkin

Burp ...

45 posted on 03/07/2013 10:43:05 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

A perfectly balanced meal, IMHO.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 10:46:41 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Squantos
Dang it! Now you're going to have me thinking all night about breakfast.
47 posted on 03/07/2013 10:46:41 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: count-your-change

I just love your post:


According to the hog unions processed meats are killing their members herd by herd.

“First they came for the sows ears, then the pork rinds, when they came for the sausage it was all over.”, Porky Pig.


48 posted on 03/07/2013 10:48:44 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: ChildOfThe60s

There is all kind of preservative free bacon.


49 posted on 03/07/2013 10:49:54 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: mountn man

I wonder if they used nitrates in those days.

I get uncured from Krogers but still don’t eat it very often.


50 posted on 03/07/2013 10:59:42 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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