Want cancer?Eat a sausage!

#1
So the 'experts' have now said that eating s sausage can increase your chances of bowel cancer by 20%!
Obviously did'nt try Sadexho sausages then,

Why eating just one sausage a day raises your cancer risk by 20 per cent
By FIONA MACRAE - More by this author » Last updated at 09:58am on 31st March 2008

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Just one sausage a day could dramatically increase the risk of bowel cancer, experts say (picture posed by model)
One sausage a day can significantly raise the risk of bowel cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease, experts have warned.

Eating 1.8oz (50g) of processed meat a day - the equivalent of one sausage or three rashers of bacon - raises the likelihood of the cancer by a fifth, research shows.

The sobering statistic adds to growing evidence that too much meat in the diet can be deadly.

Bowel cancer claims 16,000 lives a year in Britain, with lung cancer the only form of the disease which kills more.

However, fewer than one in three Britons is aware of the danger posed by favourite foods such as bacon and sausages, the World Cancer Research Fund warned.

Professor Martin Wiseman, the charity's medical and scientific adviser, said: "We are more sure now than ever before that eating processed meat increases your risk of bowel cancer and this is why WCRF recommends that people avoid eating it.

"The evidence is that whether you are talking about bacon, ham or pastrami, the safest amount to eat is none at all.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...cle_id=550729&in_page_id=1770&in_page_id=1770
 

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#3
spike7451 said:
So the 'experts' have now said that eating s sausage can increase your chances of bowel cancer by 20%!
Obviously did'nt try Sadexho sausages then,

Sodexho sausages don't actually have any meat in them. I'm therefore immortal :D
 
#10
Does anyone pay any attention to these health scares any more? If you give up everything thats bad for you,you get to live a long time. Whoop-de-do. If they could find a way to give you more life at the beginning of your life,rather than at the toothless incontinent end I might consider it but no
 
#11
And that's why the chefs said "only one sausage, you cahhnts", we knew how bad they were for you and were looking after your health. :D
 
#12
spike7451 said:
"The evidence is that whether you are talking about bacon, ham or pastrami, the safest amount to eat is none at all.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...cle_id=550729&in_page_id=1770&in_page_id=1770
They want us to take up the non-eating of bacon?
Fcuk that. This is serious stuff. No bacon sandwiches? 8O
Tinfoil hat time. Are we all to become muslims by stealth?
OK forget that last bit. I'm sorry, but the mere thought of no bacon sandwiches has sent my outrage meter into the red zone. :roll:
And I don't have an outrage meter.
 
#13
There are sausages and sausages. The sort of cheap, nasty-ass fayre served up in the cookhouse is fine for five or ten years, but keep on eating it into your 30s and 40s, and your health will suffer.
I've seen enough examples of people who have chosen one path over the other, to convince me.
Those who scoffed at the health warnings and died in their sixties, and those who paid heed and now spend their retirement playing golf, sailing, diving, playing footy with their grandkids etc.
Its your choice.
 
#14
Last week the local farmer sprayed his fields with cow s**t that he has been saving up for months in a bloody great tank. Two days later bullocks were in the fields eating grass covered in their s**t. They will be at the local butchers in a few months time.

Pigs and chickens are fed on all sorts of rubbish and pumped full of chemicals to make them grow quickly to maximise profits.

If you want to keep healthy throughout life have the occassional bacon sarnie but try to stick to organic. Buy it in the right places (not supermarkets) and the veg is hardly any more expensive and tastes of food!
 
#17
I remember a few years ago, said boffins declared that drinking apple juice could increase your chances of getting cancer. I'll carry on having sausages as my occasional treat like I do now, whatever comes to get me will get me, whether its Terry or whether its a murderous lump of meat.
 
#18
I always suspect any government pronouncements on the perils of eating meat,ever since I found out the scientist mainly responsible for banning bone in meat was a member of the Vegan Society





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#19
GuybrushThreepwood said:
I remember a few years ago, said boffins declared that drinking apple juice could increase your chances of getting cancer. I'll carry on having sausages as my occasional treat like I do now, whatever comes to get me will get me, whether its Terry or whether its a murderous lump of meat.
Are you sure you're not getting that the wrong way round?

The apples and apple juice you consume may have positive effects in one of the most unlikely places in the body – in the colon. New research has demonstrated that both apple pectin and polyphenol-rich apple juice components actually enhance biological mechanisms that produce anticarcinogenic compounds during the fermentation process.
As for sausages, you're right, theres nothing wrong with eating sausages occasionally, especially if they're decent quality ones. But a daily diet of cheap processed meat laced with carcinogenic preservatives ensures that you possibly won't be around to collect your pension.
 
#20
If anyone tries to survive solely on a diet of cheapest possible anything they are going to die young
Everyone should make a special effort to get their meat from a butcher,it maybe more expensive,but unless youre very unlucky with your butcher,its going to be better.
The guild of Q butchers is a good place to start looking for a good one.
http://www.guildofqbutchers.com/find.html
 

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