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World Health Organization says processed meats cause cancer

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I think the bigger question is: If one has to give up bacon, is life really worth living?

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Whoops.

Just ate a BLT.

Maybe I can neutralize the effect by riding my bike.

Great idea, I'm heading out to the Monday night group ride.

:)
 

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In 1959 they said that Cranberries caused cancer. I was living in Los Angeles at the time and went to the famous Clifton's Cafeteria for Thanksgiving Dinner. What a bummer with no Cranberry sauce as I love cranberry sauce. Restaurants weren't serving it. Well it turned out that you would have to eat at least a ton of it for any bad effects.

I have no intention of giving up bacon, cold cuts nor red meat because some body thinks I may get cancer. I am 75 yo and doing just fine except for my hips.
 

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You can still eat bacon but it will cost you more! We have been buying bacon with no nitrates for over a year now. Here in Canada it's produced & packaged by J M Schneider or Presidents Choice (Free & Natural). They also have hotdogs and lunch meats with no nitrates or chemicals.

We very rarely use deli meat (full of sodium nitrates & who knows what else). I cook roast beef, roast pork, chickens or turkeys and slice the meat (I have an electric slicer), then I package it up into small packages & freeze it. It is also a lot cheaper that way, especially when our boys were in their teens & each taking 2 or 3 sandwiches daily for school lunches! Our boys' sandwiches were envied by their school mates as their sliced meats were thicker than the deli slices.

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Everything Old Is New Again.

Processed meat nitrates, nitrites, & nitrosamines have been on the cancer-scare list since at least the early 1970s.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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Going to have to go stock up on the good bacon before the bad stuff comes out with the warning labels on it!
 

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Oh you guys. All too funny.
 

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Even the sun causes cancer. I guess I will never again eat a hot dog with a diet pop on the beach since I would immediately fall over dead.

Cheers

PS I just had my colonoscopy and I'm good for another 10 years:D
 

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The World Health Organization?!! Ha! ha! ha! Ha! 'nough said! Ha! Ha! ha! Ha!:rofl:
 

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Processed meat nitrates, nitrites, & nitrosamines have been on the cancer-scare list since at least the early 1970s.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​

Right! Exactly! Everyone acting shocked! Always knew this. Everything in moderation. Just being born increases your risk of death at some point.
 

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Did you hear the one now that says consuming whole milk is better for you than skim milk?

Then we always hear that dairy products aren't good for you.

All a bunch of BS.

Eat what you want in moderation. Use common sense and be happy.
 
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You can still eat bacon but it will cost you more! We have been buying bacon with no nitrates for over a year now. Here in Canada it's produced & packaged by J M Schneider or Presidents Choice (Free & Natural). They also have hotdogs and lunch meats with no nitrates or chemicals.

We very rarely use deli meat (full of sodium nitrates & who knows what else). I cook roast beef, roast pork, chickens or turkeys and slice the meat (I have an electric slicer), then I package it up into small packages & freeze it. It is also a lot cheaper that way, especially when our boys were in their teens & each taking 2 or 3 sandwiches daily for school lunches! Our boys' sandwiches were envied by their school mates as their sliced meats were thicker than the deli slices.

~Diane

My husband eats cold cuts- ham and turkey for his 1/2 hour lunch break- all week at work. He doesn't eat bread, so he actually ends up eating more of the meat. This is what he likes. He has very simple,. tastes. It gets very hard for him to come up with what to take to work that is fast and easy. Sigh...

I work also and I barely have time to cook our meals- do it all on Sunday. I considered doing what you do, but it is getting to the point that I have a lot of anxiety because my day off is used for cooking and I never can get to do anything else. I am so tired of having to do everything ahead of time. Sick sick sick of it at my age. Exhausted from it all.

I make myself a huge bowl of salad and I take a little of that every day or work. I don't eat meat- just occasionally some turkey.


Pretty much we humans can't eat anything I guess. There is nothing left anymore.

Did you hear about the 106 (or 101- can't remember) year old women who said her key to a long life is eating bacon everyday?
 
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Whoops.

Just ate a BLT.

Maybe I can neutralize the effect by riding my bike.

Great idea, I'm heading out to the Monday night group ride.

:)

LOL! Don't count on it. Did you read a couple of months back about that guy from Massachusettes who, at 66, tried to fulfill his goal of riding his bike all the way to Florida? Saw his pic. Looked very fit and very into biking.

He made it as far as Georgia. They found him dead in his tent.

No matter how healthy you eat or how much exercise you do- and these are good things for sure- it doesn't matter in the long run. When it's your time it's your time.

I know of lots of people who eat like crap and don't exercise and are living long lives and are thin and so forth and also people who exercise or eat mostly healthy and and some overweight that get sick anyway.
 
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Can this organization come up with a cure for cancer? They know the causes of cancer, when are they going to come up with a cure? Talk is cheap.
 

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They had Dr Richard Besser on ABC yesterday talking about this report. I didn't catch it all but basically he said eating red meat and bacon in the amounts we do can increase our chances of cancer by 1%! I think I'll take my chances.
 

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Probably using this as a lead up to trying to eliminate Global Warming. Blame it on the cows and pigs and methane gas. Eliminate all meat products.Call for the elimination of the breeding of farm animals. Oh- wait- the animal rights groups will step in-

(I think people in some third world countries that have masses of people starving would love to eat our cold cuts....)
 

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Even the sun causes cancer. I guess I will never again eat a hot dog with a diet pop on the beach since I would immediately fall over dead.

Cheers

PS I just had my colonoscopy and I'm good for another 10 years:D

We get all these screening- which is a good thing. We get mammos, colonoscopies, etc.

Then we die of another form of cancer that there is no screening for...
 

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I'll bet if they did their study back in 1935 when average life expectancy was around 65, the percentages would have been a lot lower, maybe even insignificant. Maybe years down the road when life expectancy is 105 there will be a study that drinking more than xx glasses of water a day will cause cancer. Personally I will take living until 105 and having bacon kill me as opposed to dying at 65 from something else.

George
 
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To quote a Twitter comment about this:

Sure, red meat is a major cancer risk, but where else are you going to find a protein source that expensive and environmentally catastrophic?
 

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I saw another report that said there is a 5% chance of getting colon or stomach cancer no matter what you eat. If one eats a hot dog every day that percentage goes up to 6%.
 

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I'll bet if they did their study back in 1935 when average life expectancy was around 65, the percentages would have been a lot lower, maybe even insignificant. Maybe years down the road when life expectancy is 105 there will be a study that drinking more than xx glasses of water a day will cause cancer. Personally I will take living until 105 and having bacon kill me as opposed to dying at 65 from something else.

George

My 91 year old aunt drinks lots of wine and eats lots of chocolate evry single day.
 

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My grandfather lived to be 96. Every morning of his world started with a shot of whiskey and a breakfast of 2 strips bacon, 1 pancake and 1 egg. Seemed to work out ok for him.
 

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I saw another report that said there is a 5% chance of getting colon or stomach cancer no matter what you eat. If one eats a hot dog every day that percentage goes up to 6%.

I saw this also on CBS. I think the WHO releasing this 'study', is more about hype, and the creative use of statistics than a real, substantial, risk. Also, the various popular, ratings-driven news agencies grasped this story as a news leader to attract attention. Sure, if one eats a bunch of processed, nitrate and nitrite laced meats as a substantial (read: daily) portion of their diet, it isn't healthy. But does it equate to as substantial a risk as smoking, or over indulging on alcohol or tight-rope walking? Not even close enough to invite comparison.

Pardon me, I have to turn over and mop a couple of racks of ribs in my smoker.

Jim
 

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Did you hear the one now that says consuming whole milk is better for you than skim milk?

Then we always hear that dairy products aren't good for you.

All a bunch of BS.

Eat what you want in moderation. Use common sense and be happy.
Skim milk has a higher sugar content. Well the sugar content is constant but the fat content is lower so proportionatly it is higher.

That Sugar Film and Fed Up cover the mess of the US nutritional and eating guidance and the myth of its not diet it's exercise (the sugar beverage mfr mantra)

As does Marion Nestle's New book Soda Politics.
 
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