Who listens to the WHO

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by JMacBass65, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. So the WHO has come outand said bacon, and red meats in general, are bad for you. Specifically cancer causing in the case of bacon.

    Question is, does anyone care?

    I certainly don't.

    I think I might wrap a pork chop in bacon and have it for dinner.
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  2. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    None of this is new, that's what gets me. This has been harped on for years, along with dairy products, cholesterol hype. Some people come out with this occasionally along with cross contamination and refrigeration hysteria where you can't leave anything out ten seconds, none of which is new.
    Use common sense and moderation don't abuse your body and you will live as long as your genes let you.
    The other side of that is you can avoid anything that may be bad for you, and you may live the last five years of your "life" in bed staring at the ceiling because you are to feeble to do anything else. Bah.
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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    John Entwistle was the man!
  4. I don't know about you guys, but I could not get away from this news today. Radio, Internet.......all day long.

    It was just......stupid.

    I mean, is this news?
  5. adivin


    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Happy Jack wasn't tall but he wasn't fat.
  6. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    The science behind it has been around for years. It's not something that has just been found out.

    If facts and science bother you that much just ignore it. If you have insurance your cancer and or your heart attack will be covered, all good.

    Or people who don't get their science from a certain conservative noise network or internut blogs.
  7. Facts never bother me.

    Hype on the other hand......
  8. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I remember being told Oscar Meyer bolonga caused cancer when I was a kid in the early 80s. Most processed (fake) foods aren't good for you. In other breaking news: Cigarettes aren't good for you, either.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2015
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  9. That was my reaction. What are they going to tell us next? Smoking is bad for you?
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  10. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013

    No "internut blog" or "conservative noise network" for me!

    I get all my science type stuff from enlightened folk like Al Gore and Bono...........
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Just remember - this was a meta-study, meaning that it was a study of the results of previous studies. That means the study has real limitations, and those limitations are the things that graduate students learn to understand and interpret. The limitations of a study (or of a study technique) are among the most important but least discussed aspects of research.

    It is important to understand that this study indicates CORRELATION (something happens and later something else happens) without CAUSATION (something happens that causes something else to happen).

    So - that DOES NOT MEAN that this study found that eating processed meat causes cancer - as a news foof stated last night on Denver TV. In slang terms, it may indicate that there's some smoke, but no fire.

    Probably 80% or more of the population does not know that correlation does not equal or indicate causation. (And I'm trying to be kind, it's probably more like 90%.)
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  12. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Not sure if anyone's gonna get this but here I go anyway


    Yaaaaa!!!!!!!, I mean nooooo.......bacon!!!!!
  13. claudel

    claudel Supporting Member

    It turns out that October is also National ******** Awareness Month.
  14. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    In the search for clarity I must say I'm a vege and believe that highly processed food of any sort isn't good for a person. Highly processed meatstuffs are pretty close to the lowest in my estimation, containing extremely high amounts of sodium and chemicals, some known to cause cancer.
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  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yep. Some of the healthy alternatives are so processed, they're just as bad in a different way.

  16. I'm hoping that this news lowers demand on bacon and other processed meats, so I can afford to buy more!
  17. squarepeg


    Dec 21, 2010
    Who listens to whom?
  18. Wait.....what???
  19. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Burgerssmokehouse.com,....GOOD STUFF! A bit pricey, but worth it.
  20. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Sickness will surely take the mind where minds don't usually go