The Real Swine Flu is Caused by Eating Too Much Damn Ham
I know some of you won’t like to hear this, but you can’t eat steak and ham two meals a day and enjoy the benefits of our society’s advances in healthcare. You may as well be smoking two packs and drinking a fifth of cinnamon schnapps every day too. And unless you are as rich as Lord Heinrich Goldschlager himself, you’re probably eating pretty terrible meat anyway. I’ll let the NYTimes say the rest.
There was a time when red meat was a luxury for ordinary Americans, or was at least something special: cooking a roast for Sunday dinner, ordering a steak at a restaurant. Not anymore. Meat consumption has more than doubled in the United States in the last 50 years.
Now a new study of more than 500,000 Americans has provided the best evidence yet that our affinity for red meat has exacted a hefty price on our health and limited our longevity.
The study found that, other things being equal, the men and women who consumed the most red and processed meat were likely to die sooner, especially from one of our two leading killers, heart disease and cancer, than people who consumed much smaller amounts of these foods.