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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Glenn Overholt, Jun 28, 2002.
See, now we're all going to die!
Everything causes cancer.
These studies are BS. I never buy into these things. One study will come out telling you that such and such is good for you. Then another will say it's not. Still a third will say it causes cancer.
I don't even care. I'm going to eat whatever I darn well feel like eating. I'll die some day, anyhow. Might as well enjoy life while I'm here, instead of worrying about every little study that comes out just so some idiot can get his name in print.
Soon fresh air will cause cancer. Better stop breathing.
I could really care less. It's all guess work. Next week, fast food will cure cancer.
Ron, let's hope that beer is safe!
I just hope HTF doesn't cause cancer...
Anyone remember back in the early 90's when there was a report published saying that hot dogs can cause leukemia? Crazy.
Interesting and 100% true quote from the article:
I'm with Phil. Moderation in all things. Mind you, I don't really eat a good diet, but I won't be boo-hoo'ing when I come down with a major disease from my habits.
I suspect the studies are generally right, if not 100% accurate.
It does make you wonder if they once made the same announcements for cigarettes, doesn't it?
This news came out about a month ago, guess it took considerable time for it to reach the US... Anyway, more studies have been conducted since the "shocking" report and while, certainly some one of it has blown out of proportion, there is a lot of truth to this. Me, I stopped eating potato chips after hearing about it. Anyway you cut it, it's still bad for you AND I even lost some pounds.
They say computers cause cancer, too, because of electronics causing radiation. Ironic that we read studies like this one on the internet.
this came out in the local papers some time ago. someone wrote to the forum page and commented that given the levels of acrylamide fed to the lab rats, compared with average human weight, and the amounts of acrylamide involved, a person would have to eat some ridiculous amount of chips (something like 70 pounds a day) to reach the same levels.
he then highlighted that the real concern should be over the fat levels in the chips, and the resultant obesity and related health problems.
sounds like a completely sensible response to me. weight watching is probably more beneficial if you want to take care of your health than worrying about carcinogens: just about anything and everything can "cause cancer" in huge enough quantities. so to hell with it I say. in any case, for me it's "been there done that"...
Henrik is right. This was big news in Scandinavia about a month ago. The first official reaction was one of doubt and "this is probably just another health scare report". Some time later, another study was done independently, and that confirmed the findings of the first one. This could be big, I think.