Source: Food & Watch Watch Wants USDA to Halt Chinese Chicken
Source: Chinese Chicken Shipments Already Endangering Public Health | Food & Water Watch
This blog started as a repository for family recipes. Over the years since inception this thing has become a mash up. I’ve spent the better part of my working life learning about what kills people. My other blog didn’t feel like the right place for stories like this. So if we’re passing along article links about food you’ll find plenty here.
I hope readers find this type of information useful. I’m not going to discourage anyone from eating nasty fried fast food chicken nuggets processed in China from unsanitary chickens raised and slaughtered in Chile.
It’s your personal choice.
Source: Higher Coffee Intake Tied to Lower Mortality Risk
The reader comments to this article are also worth reading.
Remember we are talking about association not causality.
And too much of anything is not good.
Source: Coffee Drinking and Mortality in 10 European Countries | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
In summary, randomized controlled trials that lowered intake of dietary saturated fat and replaced it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduced CVD by ≈30%, similar to the reduction achieved by statin treatment. Prospective observational studies in many populations showed that lower intake of saturated fat coupled with higher intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat is associated with lower rates of CVD and of other major causes of death and all-cause mortality.
Source: Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association | Circulation
Eat more plants. Eat less of this stuff.
For those readers inclined to go deeper there is a link to the full study report on the AHA website link above.
And for readers who want an opposite point of view go to the article below.
Source: Op-Ed: Vegetable Oils, (Francis) Bacon, Bing Crosby, and the AHA | Medpage Today
Source: Another Study Links Red Meat to Early Death | Medpage Today
Source: Mortality from different causes associated with meat, heme iron, nitrates, and nitrites in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: population based cohort study | The BMJ
Conclusions The results show increased risks of all cause mortality and death due to nine different causes associated with both processed and unprocessed red meat, accounted for, in part, by heme iron and nitrate/nitrite from processed meat. They also show reduced risks associated with substituting white meat, particularly unprocessed white meat.
Source: Eating At Home More Often Improves Diet Quality | American Council on Science and Health
The original study appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
It never hurts to restate the obvious.