Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ENOUGH with the Studies!

Just when I thought I'd read enough bad news about recent medical studies, out comes another one.  Yes, today's paper had another dose of sunshine for all of you meat-eaters out there.  In case you didn't see it, this latest study that was published on Monday looked at eating habits of adults (over 100,000 of them) over a period of twenty years.

Here's the bad news:  Those who ate just a tiny 3-oz. serving of red meat had a 13% greater risk of dying over the course of the study.  If you have the misfortune to be a big bacon, sausage, or kielbasa fan (or fan of any processed meat, for that matter), your chances of dying increased to 20% higher than those who weren't eating that stuff.

That may be bad news for all of you meat-lovers but it isn't such bad news for me.  Apparently I've had the right idea all along.  You see, my philosophy has been to skip the meat whenever possible and just stick with desserts, although I DO have a weakness for extra-crispy bacon.

Guess I'll go bake some cookies and eat a dozen or two to help increase my projected lifespan....at least until the next report is published.  Prost!

1 comment:

Karyn said...

Just depends on which reports you read. I agree....ENOUGH with the studies - or at least, let's get some honest, non-biased because of funding, REAL science to report on what is REALLY good for us.