Processed meat and health

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Tompeters

Processed meat and health

Today's story that even 20g processed meat (e.g. bacon or sausages) per day can cause cancer and CHD would be more interesting if the researchers hadn't conceded that if they'd taken into account those who generally neglected themselves vs those who generally looked after themselves.

Seems likely to me that those who try to eat healthy will also drink healthy, exercise healthy, not smoke.... and eat fewer sausages and bacon meals? So maybe it isn't the sausages and the bacon causing the problem. Seems so daft not to have considered that to begin with then plaster the questionable conclusion that processed meat IS BAD all over the press and telly.

Just my thoughts, anyway.

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John S.

Processed meat and health

Researchers my hat!

I have cut back on the smoking, don't eat smoked meat or fish anymore and cut way back on bbq's.

"Eat drink and be merry"!
Live for today man for who knows what tomorrow may bring, everybody is going to die someday so enjoy it while your here, if you weren't meant to die you would never have been born.

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Wendy

Processed food

People talk about how healthy the Mediterranean diet is. In my part they eat a heck of a lot of processed meat salame, sausages, ham and very fatty meat and sweets and cakes. I have to take it they mean olive oil and salads and they are available everywhere. The locals don't drink that much but lots of them smoke.

I'm pretty sure nobody here is going to take any notice of the scientists.

Wendy

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Yummy

Processed Food

What really irks me is the fact that they put so much money and effort into these "researches".
The Average person knows that everything should be taken in moderation and as John says a little of what you fancy does you good. We enjoy BBQ's, and smoked food, but we don't eat it all the time, we enjoy a drink, but don't go over the top. And we have cut down, but not to appease the researchers.
My grandparents ate fatty food, bacon, sausages, pork chops. Smoked cigarettes and they lived into their 90's....on the other hand you hear of young sporty people who die not having eaten these things or smoked in their lives....A balanced view would be better than their statistics.

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Daisy Chain

Everything in excess is bad!

Yes, if you eat too much of anything it will be bad for you. Wonder why there is so much money spent on "research" when a lot of what's needed is bring back cookery classes in schools to teach people how to cook proper balanced meals. My grandparents lived to their 90s, both smoked too but ate fresh home cooked food every day. With what's available now, there is really no excuse not to eat decent meals. Good on Delia for bringing out her new videos too.

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Dottie May

Processed meat and health

I agree with your comments Yummy. My Mum lived to be 103 and she always ate fatty home-cured bacon and ham etc. Granted she never smoked. Always ate butter and plenty of sugar. I believe your genes have a lot to do with things.

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Dottie May

Processed meat and health

I also agree with you Daisy Chain. After my reply to Yummy I saw your reply.

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Daisy Chain

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Yes, your genes have a lot to do with things too Dot. My ex boss has cut out all saturated fat from his diet and his cholesterol is still sky high. He's incredibly fit, running in marathons and the like but all his family have high cholesterol so not much more he can do.

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Yummy

Processed Food

Ha ha ! Dot, my Nanny used to have 6 sugars in her tea....we used to joke and say, don't stir it though 'cos she doesn't like it sweet !!

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Daisy Chain

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Haha Yummy- love that! x

 
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