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Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods

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1 Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:07 pm

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Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter. Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and diabetes, they said, suggesting that salt and chemical preservatives may be the real cause of these two health problems associated with eating meat.

The study, an analysis of other research called a meta-analysis, did not look at high blood pressure or cancer, which are also linked with high meat consumption.

"To lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes, people should consider which types of meats they are eating," said Renata Micha of the Harvard School of Public Health, whose study appears in the journal Circulation.

"Processed meats such as bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs and processed deli meats may be the most important to avoid," Micha said in a statement.

Based on her findings, she said people who eat one serving per week or less of processed meats have less of a risk.

The American Meat Institute objected to the findings, saying it was only one study and that it stands in contrast to other studies and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

"At best, this hypothesis merits further study. It is certainly no reason for dietary changes," James Hodges, president of the American Meat Institute, said in a statement.

Most dietary guidelines recommend eating less meat. Individual studies looking at relationships between eating meat and cardiovascular diseases and diabetes have had mixed results.

But studies rarely look for differences in risk between processed and unprocessed red meats, Micha said.

She and colleagues did a systematic review of nearly 1,600 studies from around the world looking for evidence of a link between eating processed and unprocessed red meat and the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

They defined processed meat as any meat preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or with the addition of chemical preservatives. Meats in this category included bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs or processed deli or luncheon meats.

Unprocessed red meat included beef, lamb or pork but not poultry.

They found that on average, each 1.8 oz (50 grams) daily serving of processed meat a day -- one to two slices of deli meats or one hot dog -- was associated with a 42 percent higher risk of heart disease and a 19 percent higher risk of developing diabetes.

They found no higher heart or diabetes risk in people who ate only unprocessed red meats.

The team adjusted for a number of factors, including how much meat people ate. They said lifestyle factors were similar between those who ate processed and unprocessed meats.

"When we looked at average nutrients in unprocessed red and processed meats eaten in the United States, we found that they contained similar average amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol," Micha said.

"In contrast, processed meats contained, on average, four times more sodium and 50 percent more nitrate preservatives," Micha added.

Last month, the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt added to foods to help Americans cut their high sodium intake.

The FDA has not yet said whether it will regulate salt in foods, but it is looking at the issue.
Eating hot dogs, bacon, sausage or deli meats increases the chance of heart disease by 42 percent, US researchers said in a report.

Link: http://health.yahoo.com/news/reuters/us_heart_meat.html
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2 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:09 pm

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What are the dangerous chemicals in processed meats? Sodium nitrite is one of the most dangerous chemicals added to processed meats. Please be aware:

* You MUST read the ingredients list to find the sodium nitrite! Meat product companies do not list this ingredient on the front of the package.

* Even ORGANIC meat products and NATURAL meat products can still contain sodium nitrite. So read the labels to be sure, and avoid buying any meat product made with sodium nitrite.

* Be especially careful of food for kids! Virtually all packaged food products containing meat and marketed to children contain sodium nitrite! (Read the ingredients to protect your children.)

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a second dangerous chemical found in virtually all processed meat products. MSG is a dangerous excitotoxin linked to neurological disorders such as migraine headaches, Alzheimer's disease, loss of appetite control, obesity and many other serious health conditions. Manufacturers use MSG to add flavor to dead-tasting processed meat products.

Essentially, dead meat products look and taste dead (because they are), so meat companies use the following three ingredients to make them look fresh and taste interesting:

Sodium nitrite makes the meat look red and fresh. (But it promotes cancer.)

MSG makes the meat taste savory. (But it causes neurological disorders.)

Processed salt makes the meat taste more interesting. (But it causes nutritional problems and high blood pressure.)

On top of these three chemical additives, processed meats also contain saturated animal fat that is often contaminated with PCBs, heavy metals, pesticide residues and other dangerous substances.

Link: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_8614.cfm
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3 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:12 pm

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Acidic: disrupts acid/alkaline balance, promotes
bone loss, osteoporosis.


Added sugars: promotes diabetes, obesity, vitamin loss,
learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.


Animal fats: promotes heart disease.


Artificial colors: promotes ADHD, behavioral disorders.


Artificial preservatives: promote cancer, heavy liver detox load.


Chemical sweeteners: cancer risk, promotes migraines, nervous system damage.


Fried fats: contain carcinogens, promotes heart disease, obesity.


High sodium: stresses kidneys, promotes hypertension, high blood pressure.


Homogenized fats: unnatural alteration promotes plaque in arteries.


Hydrogenated oils: contains trans fats, promotes heart disease, nervous system disorders, ADHD, tumor growth, birth defects.
Lacks fiber: promotes colon cancer, digestive stagnation, heart disease.

MSG (monosodium glutamate): migraines, hormonal disorders, overeating.

Refined grains: promotes diabetes, obesity, vitamin loss

White flour: promotes diabetes, obesity, vitamin loss Link: http://www.honestfoodguide.org/downloads/21407.2_HonestFoodGuide.pdf
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4 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 pm

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5 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:16 pm

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Please watch this video. I shows over a 10 week span what this food would look like inside your body, meaning its not breaking down and being expelled from the body. No wonder we are getting fatter as a Nation. The fries ......WOW Zaharah_________________
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6 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:19 pm

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7 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:20 pm

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Processed Meat Linked to Heart, Diabetes Risks Study Compares Diabetes and Heart Risks of Processed and Unprocessed Meat
By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MDMay 17, 2010 -- A new study shows eating processed red meat -- such as hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and cold cuts -- is linked to increased risks of heart disease and diabetes.

But the study, published in Circulation, shows no such link for unprocessed red meat.

Eating one serving a day of processed meat -- or the equivalent of a single hot dog or two slices of salami -- was associated with a 42% increased risk for heart disease and a 19% increased risk for diabetes in the study, conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Eating unprocessed beef, pork, or lamb was not linked to a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes.

The study is the largest research review ever to attempt to tease out the health impact of eating processed vs. unprocessed red meat.

The finding that all red meats are not equal when it comes to heart and metabolic disease risk has important implications for public health, says study researcher Renata Micha, PhD.

But that doesn't mean it's OK to eat steak for dinner every night if you cut way back on bacon at breakfast and hot dogs or deli meats at lunch.

"People should limit their consumption of processed meats," Micha says. "Eating up to one serving a week would not be associated with much risk. And this study should not be taken as license to eat unlimited amounts of unprocessed red meat."

Hot Dogs and Heart Risk
Micha and colleagues included 20 studies involving more than 1.2 million people in their analysis.

For the purposes of the study, red meat was defined as any unprocessed beef, lamb, or pork food.

Processed meat was defined as any meat preserved by smoking, curing, or salting, or any meat containing chemical preservatives such as nitrates.

Even after taking into account established risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, eating processed meat was associated with an increased risk for both.

Processed and unprocessed meats contained similar amounts of fat and cholesterol, but processed meats contained, on average, about four times more sodium and 50% more nitrate preservatives than unprocessed meats, the researchers note.

Salt consumption is a strongly linked to high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

"The major difference in heavily processed and less processed meat is sodium and chemical preservatives," AHA spokesman Robert Eckel, MD, tells WebMD. "We have tended to blame the saturated fat in red meat for heart disease, but this study suggests it may not be that simple."

The study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease initiative along with the National Institutes of Health and the Searle Scholars Program.

Cancer Risk Not Studied
Micha says it is clear that future research on red meat and health should separate processed and unprocessed meats.

The role of processed vs. unprocessed red meat in other diseases, such as cancer, also remains to be determined.

Eating red meat and processed meat have been implicated in colorectal cancer, for example. But like the heart studies, most of this research has considered the two types of meat together.

Eckel says more research is needed to better understand the separate impact of processed and minimally processed red meat consumption on health.

He is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver.

"This study is certainly interesting, but the findings are hypothesis generating," he says. "They are not definitive."

Link: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20100517/processed-meat-linked-to-heart-disease-risks?ecd=wnl_day_052210
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8 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:22 pm

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Heart disease can be prevented! Your personal choices have a big impact on your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Dr. James Beckerman is here to provide insights into how making small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your heart health.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Would You Like Nitrates With That?

This is the question that we need to start asking ourselves when we walk through the grocery aisle, order in a restaurant, and particularly when we feed our children. More data emerges every day
 which challenges our previous notions of the relative significance of
 particular fats or micro nutrients. Doctors and nutritionists are
 focusing more on how our food is made.

Processed food contains high
 amounts of salt, nitrates and other chemicals used as preservatives
 and flavor enhancers – most of which the typical person knows little
 or nothing about.

While this is old news, recent data is emerging that suggests that the 
processing may pose more of a health risk than previously recognized. A few months ago, I blogged about a study that suggested
 that saturated fat intake was not clearly associated with future risk 
of heart disease – this research contradicts some of our commonly
 shared recommendations, and has forced the American Heart Association
 and other organizations to seriously rethink not only our
 recommendations, but how we come to arrive at them. Common wisdom is 
taking an appropriate backseat to research.


So I was excited to read about a more recent study which tries to 
tease apart why foods high in saturated fat would appear to be 
associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Harvard 
researchers examined the results of 20 different studies involving 
1.2 million people. They found that eating unprocessed meat (think
 steak or unprocessed pork or lamb) was not associated with any
 increased risk of heart disease, but eating processed meats (like cold 
cuts, sausage and bacon) was linked to a 42% increased risk of heart
 disease and 19% increased risk of diabetes. They specifically looked
 at the saturated fat content between the unprocessed and processed meats, and didn’t find much of a difference.

Carissa Rogers / CC BY 2.0But nitrates and salt might account for some of the disparity. All it took was a typical
 serving a day (like a hot dog, or some sliced cold cuts in a sandwich)
 to reach this risk. When you consider the number of people who have
 bacon for breakfast most days of the week or have a ham sandwich for 
lunch every day, the impact of processing is impressive. The authors
 of the study also make the point that unprocessed meat may also have 
other noncardiac health risks, such as colorectal cancer and other
 malignancies.

Many Americans tend to accept processing, antibiotics and hormones in
 their food without much of a fight – these additives may make our food
 more flavorful, and likely cheaper as well. But it seems as though
 processing may come at a price – an increased risk of heart disease. You can take some steps to reduce your risk by avoiding bacon,
 sausage and deli meats, and try to focus on eating real food.

Link:
http://blogs.webmd.com/heart-disease/2010/06/would-you-like-nitrates-with-that.html?ecd=wnl_day_060410
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9 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:24 pm

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FDA: Antibiotics in Livestock Affects Human Health

Agency Suggests Limits on Antibiotics in Animals Because of Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MDJune 28, 2010 -- Giving animals antibiotics in order to increase food production is a threat to public health and should be stopped, the FDA said today.

The federal agency says it has the power to ban the practice, but it's starting by issuing "draft guidance" in hopes the food industry will make voluntary changes. After a 60-day public comment period, the guidance will become FDA policy.

The guidance is based on two principles:

Antibiotics should be given to food animals only to protect their health.
All animal use of antibiotics should be overseen by veterinarians.
"We are seeing the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens," FDA Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, MD, said at a news conference. "FDA believes overall weight of evidence supports the conclusion that using medically important antimicrobial drugs for production purposes is not appropriate."

Sharfstein said it's a public health issue when antibiotics important for human health are given to animals on a massive scale. Such use encourages the growth of drug-resistant bacteria that can cause hard-to-treat human disease.

Like humans, animals sometimes need antibiotics to fight or prevent specific infections. The FDA says it has no problem with this.

But producers regularly give antibiotics to food animals because it makes them gain weight faster or makes them gain more weight from the food they eat. This is the practice the FDA wants to end.

Sharfstein hopes that by offering the carrot of voluntary guidelines, industry will avoid the stick of new regulations.

"We are not expecting people to change tomorrow. This is the first step in FDA establishing principles from which we could move to other steps, such as oversight," Sharfstein said. "This does not tell people what to do, it establishes principles and tells people how to achieve those principles."

www.webMD.com
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10 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:28 pm

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Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:

Beef jerky
Bacon
Sausage
Hot dogs
Sandwich meat
Frozen pizza with meat
Canned soups with meat
Frozen meals with meat
Ravioli and meat pasta foods
Kid’s meals containing red meat
Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants

Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks
If sodium nitrite is so dangerous to humans, why do the FDA and USDA continue to allow this cancer-causing chemical to be used? The answer, of course, is that food industry interests now dominate the actions by U.S. government regulators. The USDA, for example, tried to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970’s but was overridden by the meat industry. It insisted the chemical was safe and accused the USDA of trying to “ban bacon.” Today, the corporations that dominate American food and agricultural interests hold tremendous influence over the FDA and USDA. Consumers are offered no real protection from dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and personal care products.

You can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of processed meats by following a few simple rules:

1.Always read ingredient labels.
2.Don’t buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
3.Don’t eat red meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels or other institutions.


http://www.totalhealthbreakthroughs.com/2007/12/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/

11 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:38 pm

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OMG

12 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:00 pm

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omg Sis look at this


McDonald’s Happy Meal resists decomposition for six months





Vladimir Lenin, King Tut and the McDonald's Happy Meal: What do they all have in common? A shocking resistance to Mother Nature's cycle of decomposition and biodegradability, apparently.

That's the disturbing point brought home by the latest project of New York City-based artist and photographer Sally Davies, who bought a McDonald's Happy Meal back in April and left it out in her kitchen to see how well it would hold up over time.

The results? "The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail.

She proceeded to photograph the Happy Meal each week and posted the pictures to Flickr to record the results of her experiment. Now, just over six months later, the Happy Meal has yet to even grow mold. She told the Daily Mail that "the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it."

Davies -- whose art has been featured in numerous films and television shows and is collected by several celebrities -- told The Upshot that she initiated the project to prove a friend wrong. He believed that any burger would mold or rot within two or three days of being left on a counter. Thus began what's become known as "The Happy Meal Art Project."

"I told my friend about a schoolteacher who's kept a McDonald's burger for 12 years that hasn't changed at all, and he didn't believe me when I told him about it," Davies told us. "He thought I was crazy and said I shouldn't believe everything that I read, so I decided to try it myself."



13 omg on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:11 pm

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OMG.... Surprised affraid affraid affraid
Like seriously Samira and sister Zaharah. drunken
6 MONTHS......... I almost fainted and burst my head to the white and pink Meat when I saw this lol!

You have got to be kidding. This is just crazy and down right insane. I have consumed these burgers and fries in the past many times Sad . May Allah be Praised I no longer do!!! This just make me want to cry, I mean It's almost Funny.
Sister Zaharah and Mila we have got to spread this to the Ummah flower



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14 Re: Dangers of Processed Meat and Foods on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:59 pm

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LOL LOL LOL LOLoh
sister Ebonyrose, dear you are so funny....
I enjoy reading ALL your post and comments
you bring a smile to my face. Sister when you said the white/pink meat i had to run to you know where Embarassed
Sis when I watched the movie above and posted it, i was fainting then, and Samira came with these pic's Yuck. I had my share of them as well, Allah help us
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Salam sister
Unique and useful information posted here.. Really very informative tips
suggested for healthy life..Thanks for posting this healthy tips ..

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